By adamg on Fri, 06/26/2020 - 2:20pm
The owners of Bella Luna and the Milky Way have launched a Gofundme page to help them retire some $75,000 in debt and to provide some help for employees losing their jobs.
Co-owner Carol Downs explains Bella Luna still owes money from the $1-million loan it took out to move from its prior location in Hyde Square in 2008 and to build out its current location - the final payment was to be next year - and that its sudden closing on March 16 left it owing some $200,000 to suppliers.
This is not how we wanted our story to end. But we are filled with love and gratitude for the many staff, guests, promoters and partners who helped make our ‘hospitality with a purpose’ a vibrant reality for so many years.
Bella Luna announced earlier this month it would not re-open because it didn't see any way in a pandemic to provide the sort of event space it was known for.