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City Winery Update

 City Winery Update

 City Winery Update

Dear City Winery Guests,
2020 has proven to be a year none of us could have predicted.  Global pandemic unlike anything in our lifetimes.  A Presidential election like no other.  Social injustices.   Unprecedented wildfires and hurricanes.  And you all know our story; like so many restaurants and live music venues around the globe, we have had to pause some of our locations, furlough over 1000 employees, pivot to curbside pickup, focus on wine sales, develop new health & safety protocols, offer outdoor dining only, limit capacities indoors, limit group gatherings, open some locations and pause others for a second (or third) time! We enter the end of the year with half our locations open, the other half at reduced capacity, very little live music, and our business, originally conceived for a world without social distancing, in survival mode. 
So, what can we be thankful for this Thanksgiving?  Well, for one, I am thankful that City Winery is still here.  The struggle to stay afloat has not been an easy journey and we still have a way to go.  I am proud of and grateful to our entire team, the City Winery family, who have been a dedicated and willing group of people, committed to continuing to make wine and serve our customers.  I am thankful we were able to open two large properties during a global pandemic:  our 22-acre winery property in Hudson Valley, NY, as well as our new flagship location at Pier 57 on the Hudson River in New York City. Nothing short of amazing.  I am grateful to the healthcare workers who have been working non-stop.  I grateful that we seemed to have turned a corner in our election and are moving forward as a nation.
Also, there is the news that vaccines will be getting into people’s arms starting next month and by May of 2021, over 100 million Americans will be vaccinated.  That amazing marvel of science and dedication from the medical and bioscience world is also something to be thankful for!  There is now clear light at the end of the tunnel and in 6 months this bad movie will be mostly over. 
Lastly, I am thankful for turkeys – yes, turkeys.  My grandfather Sol Dorf started a tradition in his business giving Turkeys to his employees, which we have been doing at City Winery now for 11 years—reminding me that family comes first and that where we work is our second family.  We have a great family at all our City Winery locations and I hope you feel that when you come visit us again.  
Please, enjoy your Thanksgiving, safely.  I know it will feel a little different this year, but health and safety first.  We are almost through this. THANK YOU and Happy Thanksgiving.
Michael Dorf
Founder & CEO
City Winery

 City Winery Update

 City Winery Update

 City Winery Update 

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