To Support Struggling Businesses, Lakeview Chiropractor Lets Neighbors Put Local Treats On Her Tab – Block Club Chicago
LAKEVIEW– Whether it's an open-faced sandwich from Doppio or Coffee Lab's lavender mocha, Ria Tjiong desires everybody to try her preferred area deals with– simply ask to put it on her tab.
Every weekend considering that May, Tjiong has put down $100 at a regional small company and invited neighbors to drop in for a reward on her.
The task started as a way of rallying individuals behind shops browsing the coronavirus pandemic, however her efforts have actually turned into a little motion of Lakeview services supporting each other to make it through the pandemic.
“When times are difficult, like right now, it's a neighborhood effort to love each other and ensure we prop up the local small businesses so they can make it through this,” said Tjiong, owner of Truly Chiropractic at 3058 N. Lincoln Ave. “If you do not have the money, simply put it on my tab.”
Every Friday, Tjiong purchases a present card for businesses to keep by their register through the weekend and swipe whenever customers state they're buying from “Dr. Ria's Tab.” She promotes the freebies online through her social networks pages and Lakeview community Facebook groups.
Tjiong said she started the weekly giveaways to raise awareness about organisations that were open and to help people whose spending plans are tight during the pandemic.
“So many individuals are now jobless on top of currently having bills, debt and living income to income,” Tjiong stated. “The first thing to go is discretionary costs like pricey coffee or treats, so I wanted to spread out a little cheer while helping companies.”
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