Shake Shack Shutters Two Hotel Storefronts after NYC Converts to Homeless Shelters


(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) Danny Meyer, founder of the Shake Shack fast food chain, opted to close down two restaurant locations at New York City’s Redbury Hotel after the hotel accepted a city contract and converted into a migrant shelter.

The two restaurants, Marta and Maialino, will both cease operating in the hotel on Aug. 25, according to the Daily Caller.

“While we admire and respect the Redbury’s decision, the viability of our business relies significantly on hotel-related F&B operations,” said the Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group in a statement. “USHG is committed to finding job placements for all employees affected by the closures and will actively seek to find new homes for each of our restaurants.”

New York City welcomed an influx of 90,000 illegal immigrants from Mexico over the last few years, which the city has struggled to accommodate.

State and city officials voted to spend exorbitant amounts of taxpayer money on healthcare, education, lodging in five-star hotels and more for illegal immigrants.

Despite making NYC a sanctuary city for migrants, Democrat Mayor Eric Adams requested aid from the federal government in order to deal with the issue.

Adams’s solutions to the steadily increasing problem have thus far included housing illegal aliens on cruise ships, cramming them into a Harlem prison, building tent cities and even attempts to lure the immigrants from their luxury, taxpayer-funded hotel rooms with the promise of healthy snacks.

The cost of providing for the illegal migrants could rise to $12 billion, according to Adams.

“Our compassion may be limitless, but our resources are not,” Adams said in a statement seeking additional federal aid. “This is the budgetary reality we are facing if we don’t get the additional support we need.”

Adams opened 190 emergency shelters in city owned buildings, hotels and other locations and several humanitarian relief centers.

The Adams administration says it costs about $385 a night to house and feed a migrant family.

“New Yorkers did not create an international humanitarian crisis, but our city’s residents have been left to deal with this crisis almost entirely on our own,” he said.

New York City faces a loss of tourism, business and residents as the migrant crisis rages on.