Colonie & Gran Electrica & Pips Employee Relief

Since Colonie first took root on Atlantic Avenue in 2011, we have been so fortunate to be a part of the Brooklyn community and New York City dining culture. We have since opened Gran Electrica in 2012, and Pips in 2019. We could not have done any of this, and survived for so long, without the tireless dedication of our amazing team, who we call family. From our chefs to our dishwashers, our managers, our hosts, backwaiters, office team, servers and bartenders... we rely on nearly 100 team members to help run our restaurants, and in return they rely on us to pay their bills and feed their own families.

When Governor Cuomo ordered our restaurants to close in order to help contain the recent outbreak of COVID-19, we were heartbroken to put nearly all of them out of a job. 

Our neighbors, friends and fans have asked for a way to help, and for that we are so grateful.

This fund is to help everyone who works for the Colonie, Gran Electrica and Pips family. 100% of the donations will go directly to our amazing staff.

With love and thanks,
Your neighborhood restaurants

Donations ()

  • David Ellis 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Meredith Zapin 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • CP McBee 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Rebecca Fogler 
    • $118 
    • 3 d
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Emelie Kihlstrom 
Brooklyn, NY
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