Watch: Owner of Langosta Lounge – Heartfelt Plea for Restaurants
Marilynnn Schlossbach owns several restaurants on the boardwalk in Asbury Park and around the Jersey Shore. And she wants to save the restaurant industry from this pandemic.
Some of our favorite boardwalk hangouts for great food and entertainment are in jeopardy and Marilynn wants you to understand what she and her fellow independent restaurateurs are up against.
Marilynn's restaurants include Langosta Lounge, Pop's Garage, and the Asbury Park Yacht Club on the Asbury Park boardwalk, along with White Chapel Projects in Long Branch and Labrador Lounge in Normandy.
Marilynn has been in the restaurant business for over 30 years and is president of the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association She is making this appeal to bring the relief efforts back to the table and come up with a solution that works for the independent operators like herself.
So when she speaks on behalf of the local restaurant industry, we listen.
While Marilynn works behind the scenes to help those in need with help from her friends and her non-profit Food for Thought (supplying PPEs to first responders, for one thing), she made this recording and maybe if we share it enough, it'll bring about help, support, and change for our beloved Jersey Shore restaurants.
She says, "I don't want to stop doing what I'm doing. I love making memories for people... A lot of change ahead and there are many unknowns... The SBA relief programs are not working for me and my type of business."
And I happen to know a hair salon owner dealing with the same issue, so this problem spreads to other local business owners, too. Please share! And CLICK HERE to very simply ask our officials for REAL help!!!!!