After being offline in a sense for most of the day, I was shocked to see the news of reBar’s abrupt closing, leaving many couples stranded without a venue for their weddings this weekend and throughout the year. Gothamist broke the news today, citing that employees were blindsided as well with a brief text saying that the space was closed and bankrupt, and for employee’s to not enter the premises.
I don’t know much about the situation other than what I’ve read, but its heartbreaking to think that all these couples and employees are left scrambling (the employees were supposed to be paid today!). reBar had just started advertising with Brooklyn Bride, but in light of the circumstances, I’ll be pulling their ad and vendor listing. So many venues and vendors in the area are pulling together to aid the couples left in a lurch, so in an effort to help, I’ll be listing as many as I can find here. If you’re a vendor I missed, leave a comment below with your info.
Galapagos Art Space: 718-222-8500
There’s also an IndieGogo campaign started to help cover the money lost in deposits to reBar that will be distributed to couples. To contribute, head over here. There’s also a funding site setup to help the employees of reBar who are left unpaid. To contribute to that, head over here.
[image via Gothamist]