MR received a quick call this week from David Rubenstein of Rubensteins in New Orleans. The good news: no one among his immediate family/friends/employees has been physically hurt by the storm, although most experienced varying degrees of downed trees and other forms of hurricane destruction, the wrath of Ida.
The bad news: the AT&T power station was completely wiped out and they will be without electricity for several weeks. Rubenstein’s wants their suppliers to know that the store will be officially closed for the next three weeks as they give employees time to take care of the damage at home. “We’re asking our vendors not to ship anything for the next three weeks as there will be no one at the store to receive goods, pay for them or shop for them.”
MR wishes the Rubensteins team and all our retailer and vendor friends in Louisiana, Mississippi, and other hard-hit states a full recovery and speedy return to healthy business!