SYRACUSE, N.Y. – During the past few weeks, the Syracuse Ukrainian National Home has been closed to the public due to the COVID-19 mandatory shutdown. However, its kitchen has been open on Friday evenings for take-out orders to try to maintain some revenue. The turnout has been amazing, the UNH said.
The UNH management, following the lead of so many Ukrainian churches that were built and paid with food sales, thanked all who have continued to show support during this difficult time.
Menu offerings include: “pierogies” (varenyky – filled with potato, cheese or sauerkraut), chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, soft pretzels, chicken egg rolls, onion rings, fries, nachos, taquitos, mini tacos, burgers, grilled cheese, BLTs, quesadillas, steak sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and wings (several varieties), bagels, potato salad, macaroni salad, thin-crust pizza (with a variety of toppings) and deep-fried Oreos.
In the meantime, the management has used this downtime to do some major renovations of the building. It started with a bit of spring cleaning in the bar, as well in the large hall upstairs. A small candy vending machine, refurbished by UNH President Nykola Lucak and donated by Tim Bruzdzinski, has been added to the club.
The biggest renovation was the purchase and installation of new beer coolers for the bar. The old coolers had been around longer than most of its members, and the timing was perfect to get some more modern coolers. It took some time and a lot of effort, but the old coolers were removed and the new ones were installed in about a week. These new coolers are much more energy-efficient and should go a long way in helping to save the UNH money for a long time down the road.
The past few weeks have been a difficult time for businesses and individuals alike. The UHN management thanked all who have helped support the club, either through food and alcohol (to-go) purchases, or through volunteering their time. It expressed hope that things will be back to normal soon and that all are staying safe and healthy. The management added that it is excited for all to be able to see the work that has been done in the club.
For more information, readers may visit the Syracuse Ukrainian National Home website, www.syrucc.org/unh, or telephone, 315-478-9272. Additional information can be found on the Syracuse UNH Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SyracuseUNH.
Source: Ukrainian National Home of Syracuse