Skip to comments.Milk Cafe, FiDi eatery that lost business due to Occupy Wall Street barricades, to close for good
Posted on 12/18/2011 2:57:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Milk Street Cafe, the restaurant whose business dried up in the face of the Occupy Wall Street barricades, is shutting down.
Thursday will be the last day for the 23,000 square-foot eatery that opened at 40 Wall St. in June, the Daily News has learned.
Its terribly sad, Milk Street Cafe owner Marc Epstein told the News.
Epstein blamed the barricades that remained in front of his restaurant even after the Occupy Wall Street protestors were removed from Zuccotti Park.
This is now the 12th straight week of the barricades, he said.
The restaurant owner, who operates an eatery and catering business in Boston, said he pressed the city daily for their removal, but got nowhere.
Milk Street Cafes closure will result in the layoff of 70 workers. Thats on top of the 21 let go in October.
In recent days, Epstein tried to find resources to remain open, but in the end he couldnt come up with the cash to keep the vast restaurant running.
Everyone has to understand the consequences of their actions, he said. I have 90 plus people who put their faith in me. I feel horrible.
When asked whether he would ever open a restaurant in New York again, Epstein responded, Never.
Congratulations to the freeloading, “occupy” maggots. 91 people just lost their jobs. They have proven that they are definitely supporters of the Kenyan. Putting people out of work is their goal.
This is what happens when you have a cowardly Mayor.
OWS is indirectly at fault, but the direct blame for killing Mr. Epstein’s business lies with Mayor Bloomberg. It was the City’s failure to enforce its laws which destroyed the atmosphere in which the affected businesses could operate. Marxists and Anarchists threatened Milk Street Cafe, but Mayor Bloomberg’s dereliction of duty killed it.
Any word yet on which occuidiot Bloomers is going to select to drop the crystal ball on New Year’s Eve?
I thought it was worth repeating. Bloomberg appears to be a capable administrator. It's a shame he's proved to be such a panderer and nanny. He could have left office with a reputation rivaling Giuliani's; instead no one will remember him with any affection at all.
Amen....let’s just check with him next Nov. to see who he voted for!!
And TIME Magazine made the protestors “Man of the Year”!! What a freaking joke....a BAD freaking joke.
I don’t really feel sorry for NYC except the kids who have their minds molested at NYC schools. It’s something like 90% Democrat isn’t it?
Hope and Change. Spread the wealth.
I would love to see those 91 laid-offs have a private chat with the head cop on the scene about the cops taking a 10 minute stroll around the block, then pick up 91 pieces of 5 foot steel rebar and start wading and swinging through the “occupiers”. When the cops returned, they could direct the the abulance traffic to the a$$holes who are laying on the ground moaning and holding their bloody faces and broken arms and legs.
This is a sad story. What is wrong with the mayor to allow this to happen...
“This is a sad story. What is wrong with the mayor to allow this to happen...”
Leftists always bleed for humanity. It is the individual humans who are insignificant to them.
There could be many answers but mine would be of capitulating to a voter
block instead of protecting taxpayers and businesses as his only elitist concern.
I was listening to Cspan covering yesterdays NH occupier talks and heard
them trying to organize disruptions of the repubs by getting as many
people as possible in the lottery. Someone named Ed Helm was excitedly talking
about an unnamed (R) candidate that would be better to win POTUS than anyone.
What I got from the talks was the Dems are going to try and pick the
For what it’s worth, the restaurant has horrible reviews.
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