Nikki's Place Restoration
Nikki's Place Needs The Communities Support!
On March 30, 2015 around 6pm Nikki's Place came under fire on the upper level of the building. The flames and smoke engulfed the rooms as it blew out the windows, causing heavy smoke and water damage! The Fire Marshall is still gathering his conclusions on the cause.
Before this tragedy Nikki's Place was the Soul Food pilar of Central Florida with clients ranging from Community Leaders like Walter Hawkins, Commissioner Ings and Mayor Buddy Dyer. Chef Nick fed the homeless twice a month; while there he would give opportunities to men and women who wanted to better their situation with a job at Nikki's Place. Our Nikki's Place employees are some the best people I have had the pleasure to know, these people are #Family to us! As this fire was a shock to the spirit it was a blow to our employees and to us because for the 1st time in 16 years of being open we will be missing a paycheck payment for our workers! This was something that we hope we can change with #Nikki'sPlaceCommunityHelp
The best part out of all of this is the FOOD! This past year, Nikki's Place has been published in the Orlando Sentinal for Critics Choice for Best Soul Food and Culinary Hall Of Fame! Not only supported by the Critics but also by our #NikkisPlaceFamily, which are the customers that come in every week to get some good ole southern cookin'! We want to bring back the tradition that is sadly missing in Central Florida.
We would like to use the proceeds to help with the costs of keeping Nikki's Place operational.
Help our employees until we reopen or until they can find another job. We would also like to use part of the proceeds for Gift Cards for our Nikki's Place Customers who has always supported us!
Please Help us, #Family to make Nikki's Place better that it was before.
The news is stagnate! We are stuck in limbo with the insurance company and it is not looking good on our time frame to re-open. The construction company is looking for moneywe don't have and the insurance company is slow paying for the construction . We pray to be open by Fall so for now please continue to tell your friends and family of our misfortune and to keep us in your prayers. I will be posting new dishes that we have been tinkering on our time off! Nikki's Place will come back even stronger with your continuous generosity! #SoulFoodRestaurants #ILoveMyNikkisPlaceFamily #HelpNikkisPlace #SouthernCuisine
The updates are that the permits were approved, the only thing holding us up is the insurance company! we are praying for quick mailing service. We are so thankful for GoFundMe because without your donations, the mortgage would not have been paid. I just gave her the money for the electricity and told her everything is on the up and up! We want to thank everyone who has donated and or shared our story on #NikkisPlaceRestoration! #NewOpening #FreshSoulFood #GreatFlavor #NikkisPlaceRestaurant