All orders were canceled among Rocco’s customers that service restaurants in the affected areas, Rocco said.
George Salis, general manager of wholesaler Peter Condakes Co. Inc., Chelsea, said the situation was “unprecedented.”
“A significant part of the area has been affected,” he said. “We’re calling first to make sure we can get there, but the nucleus of where police have shut everything down is completely paralyzed.”
Things started to settle by week’s end, Cavallaro said.
“Seems like, come Saturday (April 20), everybody got pretty busy, except for the immediate area,” he said.
Some of Condakes’ customers were cut off from their scheduled deliveries April 19, Salis said.