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Bleak Easter Weekend For Georgetown Harbour Restaurants

4:51 PM, Apr 24, 2011   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) It was a beautiful Easter Sunday on Georgetown's boardwalk, but not for those who wanted to have brunch here. The steel flood gates that failed to keep out the Potomac last week, were doing a good job of keeping business away.

Many disappointed families and tourist groups were politely turned away by security guards at the entrance to Washington Harbour."My mother in law came from Israel and I wanted to take her and my family to one of the restaurants" said one of the frustrated would-be-brunchers.

It's a big loss of revenue for us, said Jimmy Phomsivilei, manager of Bangkok Joe's dumpling restaurant. 'Were always very busy down here on Easter" he added.

Jimmy says his eatery will be the only one to reopen on Monday because its located on the second tier of the complex. He says his workers have spent all weekend throwing out food spoiled by the power loss and cleaning up the coolers in preparation for Monday.

That's not the case for the restaurants located at the boardwalk level. It could be weeks, even months before those eateries and bars reopen, although workers were busy on the other side of the floodgates cleaning up the patio area which may be the first to get back to business.

Written by Armando Trull

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