Governor Restaurant Will Not Reopen


(Photo from Governor)

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

14 Comment

  • This is really SAD news. I truly enjoyed the restaurant, the food, the ambiance, and the energy Governor brought to the neighborhood. I truly hope somehow the owners find a way to revive.

  • This is really SAD news. I truly enjoyed the restaurant, the food, the ambiance, and the energy Governor brought to the neighborhood. I truly hope somehow the owners find a way to revive.

  • Well there goes dumbo. Our neighborhood is over.

  • Well there goes dumbo. Our neighborhood is over.

  • @IAN
    The neighborhood was gone years ago.

    Its a F*#king construction site. Dumpster Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

  • @IAN
    The neighborhood was gone years ago.

    Its a F*#king construction site. Dumpster Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

  • @surfBKLYN I believe that more residents will increase demand for businesses and restaurants so I believe construction is good over the long run (although it really sucks in the meantime). I think dumbo is over because of Sandy. Who will move in to a frequently flooded neighborhood that isn’t prepared for seawater? Theres a higher risk with living here and doing business here. Governor is the first casualty. Almondine may be gone for good too. This is the beginning of the end of dumbo :-(

  • @surfBKLYN I believe that more residents will increase demand for businesses and restaurants so I believe construction is good over the long run (although it really sucks in the meantime). I think dumbo is over because of Sandy. Who will move in to a frequently flooded neighborhood that isn’t prepared for seawater? Theres a higher risk with living here and doing business here. Governor is the first casualty. Almondine may be gone for good too. This is the beginning of the end of dumbo :-(

  • The neighborhood gets a freak flood that hasn’t happened in over a 100 years and Dumbo is suddenly over? Businesses will gladly move into these spaces but this time they will be prepared with proper flood insurance. While I feel for the businesses that suffered the worst of what Sandy had to offer, all considered the damage was not so bad. Save for a few places, almost all the businesses were back up and running within 2 weeks. Unfortunately, Governor was not one of those places.

    Dumbo is thriving and will continue to thrive.

  • The neighborhood gets a freak flood that hasn’t happened in over a 100 years and Dumbo is suddenly over? Businesses will gladly move into these spaces but this time they will be prepared with proper flood insurance. While I feel for the businesses that suffered the worst of what Sandy had to offer, all considered the damage was not so bad. Save for a few places, almost all the businesses were back up and running within 2 weeks. Unfortunately, Governor was not one of those places.

    Dumbo is thriving and will continue to thrive.

  • Right on brother

  • Right on brother

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