Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli have made the decision to close Frankies Spuntino 457 and Prime Meats Thursday in support of A Day Without Immigrants. Frankies 570 and Cafe Pedlar will remain open.
“If we stayed open we’d have a skeleton crew,” Castronovo said. Yet tomorrow’s closing will be “a huge impact on the business.” Below is the note they sent around to staff today:
February 15, 2017
In support of our hardworking employees, who are the backbone of our businesses, we plan to close Frankies 457 Spuntino & Prime Meats tomorrow, February 16th in solidarity with the Day Without Immigrants campaign.
Both Frankies 570 Spuntino and Cafe Pedlar will remain open tomorrow with normal hours.
While closing two businesses for a day might be a sacrifice in sales, it does not come close to the sacrifices our teams have made in running our restaurants over the past decade, and we stand behind them, their families, and their loved ones.
Their staff joins others around the city, including those from Blue Ribbon restaurants, in protesting the Trump administration’s tactics and potentially wide scope for deportations.