Rochester Restaurant Still Open Despite Owner’s Death
People knew and loved Nicci so very much. Even those that didn't know her all that well, felt connected to her through her passion - Tonic! A sliver of good news in such a tragic story, you can continue to honor Nicci by supporting her business.
In case you missed it, Nicci Sylvester, the owner of Tonic passed away in the hospital surrounded by family after a short battle with liver failure last month. She was just 43 years old. The community has come together in such an incredible way to show her family love and support. Local restaurants put together a benefit, and according to her GoFundMe page, nearly $25,000 was raised.
The latest update, Tonic is not closing. They posted on the Facebook page earlier this week that they are still open, and that you can help honor Nicci's vision of fresh food in Rochester by supporting Tonic: