Note: Since this is a charitable project related to Sandy, all pledges will be charged whether or not the goal is met at the end of the campaign.
Note 2: Given some confusion on the part of supporters who wanted to contribute, the amount of funds to be raised has been revised from $2,500 to $25,000.
Update: This campaign has been extended to December 30, 2012 to account for the revised amount of funds to be raised.
Stefano and Adriana Barbagallo are 2 of the owners of Barbarini Mercato, an Italian restaurant and market in the Seaport that was hit by eight feet of water during Hurricane Sandy. Everything in the restaurant was destroyed including pots, pans, furniture and expensive restaurant equipment. The entire inventory of cheese, wine and gourmet fresh foods was swept away.
They are regrouping under the name of Donagallo and will be using any gifts they receive towards the building of a new restaurant. At this time they are unsure if they will be able to rebuild in their old location due to structural damage to the building but they are confident that they will grow even stronger and if necessary move to a new location in the Financial District. We think that many fans of Barbarini will be happy to see Stefano and his gracious wife Adriana back in action. Please help them do that!
Overwhelmed by the help and love of many they are looking to celebrate a grand opening soon with all participating in this campaign.
This gourmet eatery is a favorite among the locals. If you have ever been to to their restaurant it is evident that Adriana and Stefano have put their hearts and souls into their restaurant.
Everything in the restaurant had to be removed down to the walls.
The flood waters destroyed pots, pans, tables, furniture and expensive restaurant equipment. The entire inventory of the market was swept away.
With no flood insurance and complete devastation Adriana and Stefano are trying to keep smiles on their face. While they are still unsure if they will be able to rebuild Barbarini due to structural damage to the building they are confident that they will start a new restaurant and they need your help to do that. Please help this wonderful couple get back on their feet!
Please click here if you'd like to read more about Stefano and Adriana:Barbarini Post Sandy