Manayunk Brewery dry again

People talk at a sandbagged entrance of the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, which is situated next to the Schuylkill, as the establishment prepares for Hurricane Irene in Philadelphia,Saturday Aug. 27, 2011. Residents in rain-soaked Philadelphia and other areas of eastern Pennsylvania braced for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, stocking up on supplies and securing their properties, as officials declared a state of emergency, called out the National Guard and readied emergency shelters. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Closed since August 28, Manayunk Brewery & Restaurant reopened Sept. 15 after flooding caused by Hurricanes Irene and Lee.

This was painful for owner Mike Rose. After flooding caused by Irene, restaurant owners replaced all electrical services, carpeting, appliances in the kitchen and created a new bar in the main dining room.

The restaurant was about to reopen when flooding caused by torrential rains from Hurricane Lee forced it to close and completely replace the carpeting once again.

“We got quite a one-two punch from Lee and Irene,” said Rose. “But, they didn’t knock us out. Everyone pulled together and our contractors did a remarkable job to get us open as soon as humanly possible.”