Con Edison turns off power at Jake's Wayback Burgers in Hartsdale

A local burger shop in Hartsdale wasn't able to serve customers Friday after its power was turned off by Con Edison. Owners of Jake's Wayback Burgers on North Central Avenue say they don't understand

News 12 Staff

Sep 13, 2014, 2:00 AM

Updated 3,542 days ago

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Con Edison turns off power at Jake's Wayback Burgers in Hartsdale
A local burger shop in Hartsdale wasn't able to serve customers Friday after its power was turned off by Con Edison.
Owners of Jake's Wayback Burgers on North Central Avenue say they don't understand why they lost power. Co-owner Deborah Decrescenzo says their bills are paid and their checks have never bounced.
The owners say the conflict with Con Edison started three years ago when they opened. They missed their first two payments, but settled their debt within a few months.
Ever since the missed payments, Con Ed has been demanding a nearly $3,000 security deposit from the burger joint. 
The owners of the burger shop say their average monthly electric bill comes out to about $2,000. "We're a small business--we're hanging on by tooth and nail. That's a tremendous amount of money," Decrescenzo says.
The owners say Con Ed workers showed up Friday morning and cut the power off within an hour. Thousands of dollars of food will have to be thrown out.
Even if they settled their nearly $3,000 deposit today, the owners say they wouldn't get power back until Tuesday. "That's such a huge loss of business," they say.
The owners say they now have 15 employees who are out of work for the time being.
A spokesperson for Con Edison says they are looking into the matter.


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