Dear Friends & Family,

Just as we were trying to adjust to running our restaurant during these socially-distant times, another unexpected event collapsed our business to a pile of rubble overnight. We are deeply saddened to have lost our entire restaurant to a fire that started in the adjacent storefront, Bagelicious, and then quickly spread to engulf our entire building, ultimately resulting in its abrupt demolition.

We were not able to recover even the smallest of mementos. During this tragic loss, the outpouring of love and support from our community and loyal patrons made it clear that we must rebuild our restaurant—a place where for 16 years countless stories were shared and memories made; a place where we had the joy and privilege to share our lifelong passion for authentic Mediterranean cuisine and hospitality; a place where many of you have become our friends and family.

As difficult as this moment is for us, we’re not blind to the fact that so many others are experiencing a deeper pain and loss due to our world health crisis. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who also need help through these tough times.

Sometimes it’s difficult to ask for help, but sometimes that’s the only way to keep moving forward. Our friends and family have created a GoFundMe page to help raise funds so that we may quickly rebuild.

While this was an unexpected and painful chapter in all of our lives, we feel committed to turning the page, coming out stronger together and welcoming you to Mediterraneo, Chapter Two.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

Michael & Marilena