We were just two weeks away from signing a lease to open a restaurant in Middleburg that included our current location and the shop next door. Then Irma came.
Like many others, our house on Black Creek Drive was destroyed and our baby boy was born 1 week later. No pressure right?
Our garage, uninsured for flood, was flooded. A car, some Christmas decorations but more to the heart, all of the equipment we had purchased for the restaurant was destroyed. Grills, dishwashers, tea makers, shrimp deveiners and the list goes on...all gone along with most of our money used to pay for our dream.
We got angry, we cried, we stood in awe at all the wonderful people who helped and hugged us. We welcomed our beautiful baby boy into the world and truly understood the meaning of "blessed".
We thought about selling and moving but that wasn't right. We go to school here, work here, live here and raise our family here. Middleburg is our home.
We re-imagined it all. Figured out how to cook with less equipment and seat fewer people and thanks to family and friends, were able to have the money to open and keep moving towards our dream.
Come on down and have a taste. The water has receded.