[UPDATED MAR. 5 AT 6:18PM]
The Lower Greenville fire has resulted in a lot of folks losing their jobs overnight. There are several ways you can help:
New Info: From the Lower Greenville Neighborhood Association:
LGNA volunteers will be selling St. Patrick’s t-shirts at the block party between Vanderbilt and Vickery on Saturday 3/13. T-shirts will be sold for $10 each, and 100% of gross sales will be donated to restaurant employee assistance. LGNA is donating the t-shirts that will be sold.
From the Lakewood Advocate Backtalk Blog:
Benefit for employees of Terilli’s, Mick’s, Hurricane Grill is Sunday
Five bands are playing a benefit concert Sunday at the Doublewide for employees of Lower Greenville restaurants that were destroyed in a fire this week.
The bands are Corey Howe, STEW, Manned Missiles, Cocky Americans and Slider Pines, plus sets from DJs Sista Whitenoise and Woodtronic. The party starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $7.
From the Taste of Lower Greenville Avenue website:
How to support the employees of Terilli’s, Greenville Avenue Bar & Grill, Mick’s and Hurricane Grill
Collection of information, job leads, etc – Help Lower Greenville Facebook page
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund Bank Account
A bank account has been opened to raise money for employees directly affected by the fire. Donations can be made at any local Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) branch. The account name: Restaurant Employee Relief Fund, Account #8056613196.
The account is coordinated by the Greenville Avenue Restaurant Association, The Greenville Avenue Area Business Association, The Greenville Merchants Association, and the Historic Greenville Avenue Area Business Association. Funds will be dispersed by the owners of the businesses on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Associations managing the account.
Send your donation online to Relief@TasteOfGreenvilleAvenue.com
St. Patrick’s Day block party
A portion of the $8 admission to the March 13 St. Patrick’s Day block party on Lower Greenville will benefit the burned restaurants, which will sell food and drink at the party in a tent on the parking lot behind Blue Goose. Since that parking lot was used for employees in previous years, the block party organizers have decided to start the Mockingbird Station shuttle at 7 a.m. so that employees can get to work. The shuttle is free for party-goers.
The Greenville Avenue Area Business Association will hold two happy hours between now and St. Patrick’s Day to collect money for the fund – Friday March 5, @ The Dubliner, 5pm and Friday March 12 @ Stan’s Blue Note