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We’re sad to hear that Governor restaurant will not reopen. After Hurrican Sandy destroyed the restaurant on October 29, 2012, Governor vowed to rebuild. There was a successful crowdfunding campaign on Gofundme.com that allowed the community to help them rebuild. Dumbo was rooting for them to come back. They, along with the restaurant group’s Gran Electrica and Colonie have given Dumbo quality food choices. However, the “scope and scale of repairing the damage to our restaurant is beyond our means financially.” We wish the Governor staff well.
Statement from the Governor staff:
The humblest of thanks for the outpouring of support and generosity in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The response from the community, the restaurant industry, and the media has been gracious, thoughtful, and deeply touching. We have, regrettably, been forced to accept that the scope and scale of repairing the damage to our restaurant is beyond our means financially. It is with a very heavy heart that we must face up to this fact.
To all of you who donated so generously to help us realize our vision of rebuilding, we are forever grateful. The myriad concerns related to ending a business have made this process complicated and difficult. However, we plan to refund all who donated to our cause as soon as possible. We truly regret that we were not able to bring Governor back to DUMBO.
Please provide a mailing address and we will issue checks to all of you as soon as we can.
Warmest wishes and all our best,
The Governor family