Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Heather Mills Brings Her Vegan Restaurant to the Bronx [UPDATED with correction]

Dlisted.com reports that Heather Mills has opened her first U.S. restaurant, VBites, right here in the BoogieDown. It's somewhere in the South Bronx, but I can't seem to find an address for it. Any spies out there been to it yet? Not sure how many people are going to be interested in a strictly vegan restaurant, but I guess it's nice to see a new business setting up shop.

Ms. Mills may want to work on improving the restaurant's main website though... Most of the food that appears in the banner resembles some form of poopy.

UPDATE: We, along with every other blog who ran a post on the topic, had the story wrong. Here's a correction which we received earlier this afternoon:

The HPAC-VBITES Learning Cafe, which was opened on Saturday, is not a restaurant, but the office of the Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) and distribution center for the the vegan food generously donated by Heather Mills last year. In September, 2008, Ms. Mills announced a $1 million dollar donation worth of food to the children of Hunts Point. HPAC administers and distributes this food to the community directly and through alliance members. More on HPAC can be found at www.hpac10474.org.

I have attached the press release for the event. It would be greatly appreciated if you could reflect this on your blog.

Jill Roche, Esq.
Director of Operations and
Community Advocacy
*Photo courtesy of Dlisted.com*



li'l squeaker said...

http://www.ecorazzi.com/2009/10/05/heather-mills-opens-first-american-vbites-location-in-the-bronx/ - someone in the comment says hunts point and garrison.

John Martin said...

I'm not sure if it's a restaurant. That Ecorazzi.com article states:

"Heather Mills recently visited NYC to help open a new space for the Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC). The newly renovated office will serve as a community gathering space and center for distributing the over $1 million in vegan food products that Heather donated in 2008."

Looks like she's just donating food. Not opening a business venture.

janeblaz71 said...

whatever the case may be, she's awfully generous...