Four South Baltimore Restaurants Receive Support from Route One Apparel

| March 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Route One Apparel, a Towson-based company selling Maryland-themed clothing and accessories, recently purchased $10,000 in gift cards to Baltimore-area restaurants impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Since January, Route One Apparel purchased $1,000 in gift cards from 10 local restaurants whose operations have been negatively affected by Baltimore City and/or State restrictions during the pandemic. The gift cards, purchased in $25 increments, were then given away to Route One Apparel’s social media followers to encourage their continued patronage of Baltimore’s local restaurant community. Route One Apparel also invited other local businesses to sponsor gift card purchases at their favorite restaurants.

South Baltimore restaurants Hull Street Blues Café, Don’t Know Tavern, Barracudas Locust Point Tavern, and Pickles Pub were among the restaurants selected by Route One Apparel. Other restaurants included Aldo’s Italian Restaurant (sponsored by F45 Training Timonium), Pinch Dumplings, Pierpoint Restaurant, Mama’s on the Half Shell, Mt. Washington Tavern, and Attman’s Deli (sponsored by Second Chance Addiction Care).

“We know the pandemic has been devastating to Baltimore City’s restaurants, and like everyone else who has resources to offer, we want to make sure we’re doing our part to support their survival until restrictions ease,” said Ali von Paris, CEO and founder of Route One Apparel, in a press release. “We asked our social media followers to nominate their favorite local restaurants and we received an overwhelming response, which shows just how much these small businesses mean to the community. We hope by purchasing and giving away these gift cards, we’ll encourage more people to support their local restaurants as much as possible.”

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