By Darren Atwater | Sunday 15 March 2020
This is a fantastic tweet from restaurant entrepreneur Jonathan Downey. It's a picture taken ten years ago this month (possibly ten years ago this week, I can't be sure) of his restaurant burning down. It's of interest to us because the fire that started in his restaurant also burnt down the offices of Rivington Street Holdings, one T. Winnifrith, CEO.
I was sending out the morning ShareCrazy.com newsletter from home in those days. It was the early hours and I heard on the radio that there was a big fire on Worship Street. I added a note on the various web sites that we ran that service could be delayed because RSH staff may have trouble getting into the office. Which turned out to be true, as the office burnt to the ground.
Much of the staff ended up working remotely, which is a strange bookend to this week. Others ended working in the home office on the Isle of Man. But the company never really recovered. Three years and one month after this fire, ShareProphets was born.
For me, the last decade started with a devasting fire at the best business I’d opened at the time. In March 2010 The East Room (+ Sosho) were completely destroyed in a few hrs. It took 7 yrs of litigation for the insurance fuckers to pay up. Hoping for a better start to the 20s. pic.twitter.com/J9RqMWF1VA— Jonathan Downey (@DowneyJD) December 31, 2019
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