Augie Incorvaia always schedules his annual family vacation as a two-week break from the Germantown Restaurant around July 4.
That issue got confused Friday when IRS agents showed up at the restaurant and turned people away. Signs posted on the door said the traditional July 4 vacation would start Monday, July 2. Customers showed up all afternoon, and by about 6:45 p.m., they were told by a second sign the restaurant would reopen on Saturday.
Augie founded his restaurant in 1989, sold it three years later. He bought it back in 2005. He's run it ever since, and in the last two years he branded and started selling his own spaghetti sauce. Augie greets customers by name, and he's the one answering the phones, talking to the customers or making the pizza. Augie is Augie's.
When Augie posted on Danbury Patch's Facebook page, 187 people liked it. Seventy-eight people commented on it. To see the post and the comments, check out the photographs attached to this story. Here are Augie's words.
"Thank you for all your support and kindness. I love everyone of you more than you can imagine. It's not about the business, it's about love and the human race. Never forget that we are all brothers and sisters from Adam & Eve as our parents. We should always support each other because with out that there is nothing else worth living for. I will see you after my two week vacation that I need right now more than ever. May God Bless us all. Ciao."