Ousia: After the Deluge

by Barbara Castiglia and Kevin Freibott1 Min Read

What do you do when the worst happens?

Watch this MRM Profile and the owners of Ousia, a year-old, Greek-inspired Mediterranean restaurant on the far west side of Manhattan will tell you. 

At the beginning of the year, Ousia was forced to close temporarily after a severe water leak caused more than 400 gallons of water a minute to flood the restaurant. The Livanos Restaurant Group owners explain how they overcame this challenge and what others can learn from their experience. The family has been in the restaurant business for more than 50 years and never faced a tragedy this severe.

Key takeaways:

  • have good insurance;
  • seek support from family and friends; and
  • maintain a positive attitude.

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