NYC diner owner: Gov. Cuomo ‘destroyed us’
Kellogg’s Diner owner Irene Siderakis discusses Gov. Cuomo allowing indoor dining at 25 percent capacity in the coming weeks and says her well-known NYC restaurant is very near closing permanently.
The owner of the iconic Kellogg’s Diner in Brooklyn, New York, slammed Gov. Cuomo for destroying her nearly 80-year-old business and said "it's too late" for her establishment that is likely to go under before the indoor dining ban is lifted on Valentines Day.
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“We are destroyed beyond measure," said Irene Siderakis during an appearance on FOX Business’ “Varney and Co.” "Even the 25% [capacity] – it’s too late, the damage has been done… he has betrayed the citizens of New York.”
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The diner owner explained that her business doesn’t need two weeks to get organized, per Gov. Cuomo’s limited reopening plan, and that she will take the 25% capacity, but still can’t bring back the workers she laid off in full while Cuomo “acts like he’s doing [them] a favor and praising himself.”
Siderakis added that her business is $1 million in debt since the coronavirus pandemic began and is relying on the GoFundMe community in order to stay afloat.
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Siderakis said that she plans to file a lawsuit against Cuomo and New York State over the restrictions.
"He didn't find solutions to help us… He destroyed us and he needs to pay," she said.
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