Restaurants reopen on the causeway following Ida | Alabama
MOBILE, AL. (WALA) – Water continued to recede onto the roadway on Tuesday, revealing the piles of debris left behind. But for restaurants in the area, less water means they can open their doors again.
âWe were very prepared. We open at 4 am today. Very quick intervention because the water has calmed down. I am very satisfied with our team and our communication, âsaid Nick Dimario, partner of Ed’s Seafood Shed.
âWe finally got in today and were able to put things back together, start calling everyone back to work and opening for dinner service at 4 pm,â said Ralph and Kacoo general manager Jaime Eastridge.
Ed’s Seafood Shed and Ralph and Kacoo’s both had specific plans for this storm to minimize the damage.
For CEO Jaime Eastridge of Ralph and Kacoo’s, this was especially difficult as it was his first hurricane.
âWe were mainly watching the direction of the wind. We are monitoring the time of the high tide and what level it was going to be so that we knew what to expect in terms of how much water we were going to be entering, âEastridge said.
And as they get back on their feet, the focus is now on helping others to do the same.
Ralph and Kacoo’s are working on a plan to help people out of state with meals. And Ed’s Seafood Shed also offers discounts to these people.
âThere’s a reason they call it the hotel business and southern hospitality rocks. So we got water, and we had a plan. We went out and we are open again. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who will not have the same result, and we all have to reach out and help, âsaid Dimario.
And we also asked about the staff. Both restaurants say a few employees suffered property damage. Fortunately, there were no injuries.
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