The Good King Tavern & le Caveau Team Fund

On March 16th, we sadly closed the doors at The Good King Tavern and our newly opened bar à vins upstairs, le Caveau.  

We hear a lot about how small businesses like ours are affected by the COVID-19 crisis, but laying off our 24 team members on Monday was the singularly worst moment this business has weathered since its conception nearly 7 years ago. The thought of this being the end of something is heartbreaking, but the thought of our restaurant family unable to cover basics costs of living is worse.

This is a place built on family. It was opened by my family in 2013 and we intentionally cultivated a work culture that celebrates and nurtures relationships. Many of you know that when you walk through our doors, you will find a familiar face. That has taken time, and attention. This industry draws all kinds of people from all walks of life. It is part of what makes the culture of the restaurant industry so insanely electric. We hope to someday soon provide that same sense of comfort and fun, but today, we are asking for some help.

We are all missing our rough and tumble life at the restaurant and bar. We miss the banter, the rush, the grueling hours, the food, the drink, the hospitality. If you’d consider helping out our work family during this time, we appreciate you. All money will be distributed among staff, hourly and tipped, from dishwashers to bartenders. Not a single day in a restaurant would be possible without every individual player, and everyone is hurting right now.

For some smart writing and an insider perspective on our current situation in the restaurant industry check out this article via nytimes from a month ago (yes - it has been almost a full month since closing).

MERCI to all of our champions. We sincerely cannot wait to see you again.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 11 d
  • Dennis and Gail Jackman 
    • $50 
    • 28 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Nancy Kovler Gary Brownstein 
    • $45 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Chloe Grigri 
Organizer
Philadelphia, PA
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