Forced to move to takeout and delivery service only to comply with the countywide, and now statewide shelter in place order to force social distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, they saw their business dwindling to unsustainable levels, all while their concern for the health of their remaining employees grew.
In a note to their customers. Ferguson and Petrone announced over the weekend that they were shutting down he restaurant temporarily "leaving our 70+ employees without income to sustain themselves through these difficult times. While we would love to have kept every single person on, we simply can’t afford to do so."
"We grew up at Piazza D’Angelo, the restaurant our fathers started 39 years ago. When we say our staff is like family, we literally mean it; many who still work here today remember watching us grow up. These amazing people have contributed greatly to the restaurants’ success and continued to support us when we took over the business several years ago."
To help their employees through this difficult time, Ferguson and Petrone launched a GoFundMe campaign, "hoping our community can come together to help support our staff while our restaurant remains closed. All proceeds will be distributed amongst our employees. GO HERE TO DONATE.
"We can’t wait to raise a glass with you in our restaurant when this is all over," the pair wrote. "We look forward to serving this wonderful community for another 40 years and more."
DONATE TO VASCO'S EMPLOYEE RELIEF FUND HERE.
Flour Craft Bakery
To help alleviate their burden, we've set up a Go Fund Me page for our staff where we will match any donations up to $2,000. 100 percent of all contributions will go directly to our team. Please give what you can to help us provide the basic necessities for our wonderful work family during this very difficult time. We SO appreciate your support of Flour Craft."
DONATE TO FLOUR CRAFT BAKERY'S GOFUNDME.
DONATE TO BUCKEYE ROADHOUSE'S GOFUNDME.
DONATE TO BUNGALOW 44'S GOFUNDME.
DONATE TO THE CANTINA'S GOFUNDME.
Sweetwater Music Hall & Cafe
Your support would mean a lot to us. Please share this email with anyone you think could help us out. Thank you so much!
DONATE TO LA GINESTRA'S GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN HERE.
DONATE TO THE PLAYA EMPLOYEE RELIEF FUND HERE.
GO HERE TO DONATE TO TAMALPIE'S GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN.
Lighthouse Bar & Grill
GO HERE TO DONATE TO LIGHTHOUSE'S GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN.
Joe's Taco Lounge
For nearly 30 years, Joe’s Taco Lounge has survived and thrived as a part of this community. Our employees have created, prepared, and cooked your meals, befriended you and your kids, and brought smiles to your faces during your dining experiences at Joe’s. Our employees have an average tenure of over 17 years employment here, and we believe that’s a large part of our success and the experience we are able to provide to our diners. Nobody owes them more than Marni and I do, but we’re in unprecedented times and the need is greater than what we can provide on our own.
If you are able and willing, I’m asking for your generosity to help our staff. Please, if you can, GIVE. The money will be distributed equitably amongst our employees to help bridge the gap until we are able to rehire every single one of our beloved team members. GO HERE TO DONATE TO JOE'S TACO LOUNGE'S GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN.
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DONATE TO FEED THE FRONTLINES HERE.