Today, 32 employees lost their livelihood when the Michael's House of Prime building was destroyed in a pre-dawn fire. As many of you know, Rick and David Buckley have owned and operated the 90-year-old supper club for the past four years.
It is too early to ask what the next steps are, but there are people who will not be serving food, pouring drinks, parking cars, hosting holiday memories or collecting a paycheck today. I ask that if you were planning on dining at Michael's House of Prime this holiday season, think about that impact on the community. The building is gone, but the people are still here and they could use our neighborly support.
This is a challenging time for everyone, and asking for financial help is difficult, especially now, so thank you for taking the time to consider a contribution. 32 employees and their families thank you as well.