Sliders and Shotti’s To Receive Aid from Jimmy’s Famous Seafood’s Fundraising Campaign

| January 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood has launched a GoFundMe fundraising effort to support local restaurants struggling due to the current dining shutdown in Baltimore City implemented by Mayor Brandon Scott. Beneficiaries of this fundraiser will be South Baltimore bars Shotti’s Point Charm City and Sliders Bar & Grille, in addition to The Chasseur, G&A Restaurant, and The Angle Inn.

Jimmy’s is now going by Dave’s Famous Seafood on social media due to losing bet with Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy. If the Ravens beat the Bills last Saturday, Portnoy would have supported another business of Jimmy’s choosing via The Barstool Fund. This fund has already supported a handful of businesses in Baltimore, and Jimmy’s co-owner John Minadakis said it inspired the campaign he created.

The GoFundMe initially set a goal of raising $100,000. However, entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis, who already donated $20,000, pledged another $20,000 if the fund reaches $200,000, so Jimmy’s upped its goal to this amount.

From the GoFundMe:

Baltimore City restaurants are dying a slow, inevitable death due to the mayor’s indoor & outdoor dining ban. These establishments were not able to open their doors during Christmas, New Year’s, the Ravens playoff run – and many more events. Over 20,000 employees have lost their source of income as a result of the ban, and experts predict that anywhere from 40-70% of establishments will never be able to reopen.

We have identified five bars & restaurants which are in need of immediate financial relief. Inspired by Dave Portnoy & The Barstool Fund, we are launching a local fundraiser to get money into these small businesses as soon as possible, as they struggle to keep the lights on.  Every penny collected will go to Sliders Bar & Grille, The Chasseur, G & A Restaurant, The Angle Inn, and Shotti’s Point Charm City. Each one of these owners has put in years of blood, sweat, and tears – day after day – only for their livelihoods to be unjustly threatened.

The most beautiful part of this town is its ability to rise up and come together when facing adversity. Let’s do the right thing, and ensure we are able to enjoy a delicious meal and cold beer together when things return to normal.

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