Brews Brothers Reopens After Flooding with Help From MetroAction

MetroactionFlood waters heavily damaged Jenkins Township bar and restaurant, Brews Brothers in September of 2011. Brews Brothers, owned and operated business by Michael and Andy Partash, is known for their pizza as well as their fine dining restaurant and martini bar, Fusion, located on the second floor. In September 2011, Brews Brothers was under five feet of water. The flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee destroyed the whole first floor causing the business to close for two months.

Forced to gut and replace the whole first floor, owners Andy and Michael Partash turned to MetroAction for a loan through the Luzerne County Flood Recovery Program. They received a $100,000 loan to rebuild their business including renovations, inventory purchases and equipment purchases.

The Luzerne County Flood Recovery Loan Program is a $4 million loan fund that offers loans up to $100,000 at a 1% interest rate to any Luzerne County business affected by the September 2011 flooding. The funding can be used to refinance any debt incurred as a result of the flooding, purchase equipment, make renovations, purchase inventory, cleanup flood damage and for working capital. There are no application or closing costs associated with this program.

“The flooding really devastated our building and business, but we were fortunate enough to have help and support of our community. Thankfully, MetroAction was there financially to help us rebuild and reopen our restaurant.” said Michael Partash.