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Businesses Offering Work to Displaced LTB's Employees

Several eateries are offering part-time jobs to people who lost their jobs from the Sunday fire at Wyandotte's Lions & Tigers & Beers Sports Club.

Dustin Jones and Justin Sutherby worked together for years. 

Those ties ended Sunday night when life as they knew it changed for the worse.

The two buddies had been at the beach when they started getting calls and text messages about the fire at .

“They were telling us about our work burning down, so we immediately left where we were to come here to see how it was,” Jones said, shaking his head as he watched . “We wanted to see how bad it was and now apparently, it’s gone.”

Jones, who bussed and bar backed for three years at LTB’s, said it was hard standing only feet away watching the job he loved–and depended on–go up in smoke.

“It makes you sad,” he said. “There’s not a lot of people who work there, so it’s like a family. It’s a really small place and it’s what pays our bills. It’s our job.”

Sutherby cooked at the bar for six years.

“It’s ridiculous,” he said. “I can’t believe this happened. Now we’re all out of a job.”

Some Downriver businesses are stepping up, however, and are offering preferential hiring to those who lost their jobs at LTB’s.

  • Chesley's Bar and Grille, 3717 Fort St., Lincoln Park

“So many people impacted,” the business posted on its Facebook page. “Hope recovery efforts are swift. We have staff who want vacation time and can use some fill ins.”

  • , 3455 Biddle, Wyandotte

"Our condolences to all everyone involved with LTBs," the business posted on its Facebook page. "We support our fellow Wyandotte employees, so stop in and see us. We are looking for fill-ins for bartenders, servers, and cooks!"

  • Vito's Pizzeria, 3962 Fort St., Lincoln Park

"Attention LTBs staff or anyone with experience in these positions; we are hiring for waitstaff, bartenders, and cooks," an employee posted on Facebook. "Please stop in and apply."

Do you know of another business offering work for displaced LTB's employees? If so, you can post the details in the comments below or email the information to Wyandotte Patch Editor Jason Alley at jason.alley@patch.com.

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M Osburn June 12, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Another reason I'm proud to be from "Downriver". Way to step up, everyone!
Kristen Richard June 12, 2012 at 03:30 AM
franks cafe at 3852 6th street in Wyandotte will gladly help those ltb employees looking for work. you can stop in or contact us at 734 283 4460.
Art Zasadny June 12, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Nice to see these upstanding businesses helping the employees in this way!! I'll remember who helped when we decide where to eat...
Janelle Rose June 12, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Bravo to all of the businesses that are helping people find temporary placement until their permanent jobs are available again. Way to go!
Susan Wilson June 12, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Pier 500 is offering positions as well, see Jason.
kevin June 12, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Quit-n-Time is offering positions. We are thankful that nobody was hurt. I hope they rebuild soon.
Kellie Farrell June 14, 2012 at 03:04 AM
THIS IS JUST SO NEAT TO SEE, PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY HELPING EACH OTHER OUT. WISH IS WAS THIS WAY ALL THE TIME.

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