Monday, June 18, 2012

Jay Luther

Our hearts go out to the family and restaurant family of Germantown Cafe and Germantown Cafe East co-owner Jay Luther. He died after becoming stuck in the cooler at Germantown Cafe East. Luther and his partner Chris Lowry had the vision to see the potential in the Germantown neighborhood and took another chance with the Fifth and Main project, first called Allium. We enjoyed a lunch at the relaunched Germantown Cafe East a few months ago. Luther was 47 years-old. Here's more about the tragedy in the Tennessean.


Anonymous said...

Chris and Jay have been friends and colleagues of ours for nearly 20 years. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for the loss. We hope that Chris and their combined family can find some solace in knowing that Jay touched the lives and hearts of so many others, giving us the enduring gift of many happy memories.
Ragan Anderson

Anonymous said...

This is incredibly sad on so many levels—especially because it could have been prevented.

Anyone who works in the restaurant industry needs to remember that it is essentially an industrial area, and can be dangerous or deadly. There are chemicals and machines and knives and open flames and so forth.