As many of you know, in the early morning hours of March, 01 2017, Red, Wine and Brew – Chesterland was damaged by the powerful winds of Northeast Ohio. Reported to the landlord by a neighboring business, ownership and management arrived at the store to quite the spectacle!
Over the course of the next couple hours, Red, Wine and Brew – Chesterland was hit with a bout of torrential rain that caused damage to both the store’s inventory and infrastructure. As the rain continued to fall, there was little that could be done. Moving swiftly to mitigate as much damage as possible, a roofing team was brought in and went to work immediately following the end of the rainfall. Working into the later hours of the morning, the team cut free the damaged roof from the building and immediately began building a temporary structure on the roof to prevent as much further damage as possible.
Running parallel to the team on the roof, multiple teams were hard at work inside attempting to get power back on and remove as much water as possible as quickly and as safely as they could. Power was restored to the store over the next 36 hours unit by unit, section by section. The familiar hum of the furnaces reappeared accompanied by the clean, bright lights that signified the return of the coolers and the cigar humidors.
The work isn’t over yet! Over the course of the next three to four weeks, clean-up and reconstruction efforts will continue to be done 7 days a week until the Chesterland location can be able to serve our customers again. We will do our best to keep you fully updated on our progress as we take on our next challenges. This doesn’t mean that you can’t get that Red, Wine and Brew level of service that you’ve all come to expect out of us. Head over to our Mentor location at 9620 Old Johnnycake Ridge Rd in Mentor, Ohio! They are ready and waiting to help all our customers during this unfortunate process. You can also contact them by phone at 440-210-0024.
While much of our infrastructure is back online, we currently do not have operational phones. To contact someone at the Chesterland location, you can call Nicholas Armaro, the Store Manager, on his cell phone at 440-321-1533.