Pier 72 was unable to work out a deal with the co-op where it is located to continue operations, even though the co-op’s treasurer said they wanted to make a deal to help keep the restaurant open.
Pier 72 has been around for 41 years and is a neighborhood mainstay. Maggie Murphy tells us she started the fundraiser with her daughter to help employees, not necessarily to keep the restaurant open given the large financial gap that exists. She is looking to raise $2,500 and had secured $825 by Thursday.
We have shared so many memories with our family there. If you have, too, we hope you will join us in giving Jimmy, the kindly owner who always pretended to steal french fries from his kid patron’s plates, and his hard-working staff the “tip” of a lifetime.
It won’t be enough to thank them for all the memories they have helped us make. But it will let them know we loved going to the “Pier” and we will never forget them.
Covid-19 capacity restrictions have made it hard for many restaurants to make enough money to keep operations going.