GiGi’s Restaurant will NOT Re-Open
I will report more details regarding this Breaking News so keep checking back throughout the day, however, initial News Reports are saying GigI's Restaurant is CLOSED PERMANENTLY.
Here's what the News Report is saying:
Peter Cammarata, President of the Buffalo Urban Developmen Corporation issued a statement about the restaurant's closing saying Darryl Harvin, (son of Blondine "Gigi" Harvin who ran Gigi's for over 5 decades who passed weeks before the restaurant's grand re-opening) will no longer be the food service provider for the commercial space at Northland Central.
Cammarata said a variety of factors went into the project failing: Harvin did not anticipate the volume of people who were interested in supporting the restaurant, he was never able to get a management staff in place, there was not enough wait staff or cooks to service the customer, and he added Harvin did not have the institutional knowledge his mother passed with of how to run that legacy restaurant.
The BUDC plans to immediately re-issue requests for proposals (RFP) and Cammarata hopes to have a new restauranteur take over the space in the next 6 weeks.
It will be up to Harvin whether he plans to sell the rights to the name and family recipes to another owner.