It’s so sad. Â Tess is one of my greatest friends, and I love her like family. Â And her bar is pretty much everyone’s favorite bar in Albany.
It’s almost ironic. Â Because Tess from the Lark Tavern is hands down the most giving person I know, who is CONSTANTLY throwing fundraisers for people who are in need.
When I woke up this morning at around 9:00am, I had about 32 text messages from people alerting me to the terrible fire, and 3 phone calls. Â One was from Tess.
Her voice mail said, “Listen, Matty, there was a big fire last night at Lark Tavern. Â No one got hurt. Â But listen, if you have any positions open at any of your restaurants for some of my staff, I would appreciate it. Â You know I have a great staff, so let me know. Â It looks like we’re not going to be able to open our doors for awhile.”
Typical. Â She just had a huge fire, and the first thing she cares about is finding work for her staff. Â Obviously we’ll do everything we can for her staff at the Lark… but in the meantime, I feel like we should raise some money for Tess, and everyone who works for her, who are out of work because of this horrible fire.
(and take it from me, Insurance never covers 1/2 of it. Â Everyone is always like, “oh but you have insurance, right?” Â Yes of course. But it’s never enough.)
So, if you wouldn’t mind giving what you can for the woman who gives and gives to everyone else when they are in need.
I love you, Tess.
To give to the Lark Tavern Fire Fund, please click below: (100% of the money will go to Tess, and then she can decide what to do with it. Â And you don’t need a PayPal account to donate below, just click where it says to continue with your credit card.)