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 wants everyone to try her favorite community deals with– just ask to put it on her tab.
Every weekend considering that May, Tjiong has put down $100 at a regional small company and welcomed next-door neighbors to drop in for a treat on her.
The project began as a way of rallying people behind stores navigating the coronavirus pandemic, however her efforts have grown into a little movement of Lakeview organisations supporting each other to survive the pandemic.
“When times are difficult, like right now, it's a community effort to love each other and ensure we prop up the local small companies so they can make it through this,” stated Tjiong, owner of Truly Chiropractic at 3058 N. Lincoln Ave. “If you don't have the money, simply put it on my tab.”
Every Friday, Tjiong purchases a present card for services to keep by their register through the weekend and swipe whenever clients say they're buying from “Dr. Ria's Tab.” She promotes the giveaways online through her social media pages and Lakeview community Facebook groups.
Tjiong said she began the weekly giveaways to raise awareness about businesses that were open and to help individuals whose budgets are tight throughout the pandemic.
“So numerous people are now jobless on top of currently having costs, debt and living paycheck to paycheck,” Tjiong stated. “The very first thing to go is discretionary costs like costly coffee or treats, so I wished to spread out a little cheer while helping organisations.”
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