“Victory” for Occupiers: OWS Protest Shuts Down Manhattan Eatery

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 at 8:23 pm
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They should be so proud of themselves. Of course the losers blame the barricades that were erected in order to keep the animals in line near Zuccotti Park. But, um, if you sniveling “occupy” malcontents hadn’t thrown a two-month temper tantrum in Manhattan, this place would almost certainly still be in business.

So kiss 90 or so jobs and a boatload of money goodbye. Take a bow, kids.

Milk Street Cafe, the restaurant whose business dried up in the face of the Occupy Wall Street barricades, is shutting down.

Thursday will be the last day for the 23,000 square-foot eatery that opened at 40 Wall St. in June, the Daily News has learned.

“It’s terribly sad,” Milk Street Cafe owner Marc Epstein told the News.

Epstein blamed the barricades that remained in front of his restaurant even after the Occupy Wall Street protestors were removed from Zuccotti Park.

 

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3 Responses to ““Victory” for Occupiers: OWS Protest Shuts Down Manhattan Eatery”

  1. paul who can read on 13/13/11 at 8:33 pm

    “Epstein blamed the barricades that remained in front of his restaurant even after the Occupy Wall Street protestors were removed from Zuccotti Park.”

  2. Amy P. who can draw logical connections on 14/14/11 at 6:20 am

    Why were the barricades there, Paul? Hmm?

    New York City didn’t just randomly erect them to destroy Mr. Epstein’s business.

    The barricades were there because of the Occupiers.

    No Occupiers = no barricades = jobs at Milk Street Cafe.

    The Occupiers are to blame. So glad they put people before profits!

  3. AliceH who read the whole thing on 14/14/11 at 11:28 am

    “Everyone has to understand the consequences of their actions,” he [Epstein] said.

    The above is a direct quote from Epstein. The statement about his blaming the barricades was NOT a direct quote from Epstein but was the reporter summing something up –perhaps accurately but perhaps not quite completely.