EDGEWATER — The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is hosting a unique twist on a popular Chicago event to help local businesses survive the coronavirus outbreak.
A virtual restaurant week began in Edgewater on Friday and will run until Saturday, with nearly 30 neighborhood restaurants in on the event. The event will promote take-out specials at Edgewater restaurants in an effort to keep the businesses afloat during the outbreak.
A stay-at-home order and the closure of dining rooms and bars has kept Chicagoans away from their favorite neighborhood hang-outs, causing many workers to lose their jobs or see reduced hours. Restaurant owners are working to find government assistance for the industry while asking neighbors to patronize their favorite places.
“We want to ensure these businesses are with us for the long-term and that is why we decided to launch a virtual restaurant week during this crisis,” Christina Pftzinger, executive director of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement.
The restaurant week is virtual because neighbors are asked to place orders for pick-up. A number of participating businesses are offering deals during the week. At Lickity Split Frozen Custard & Sweets, 6056 N. Broadway, customers can buy one pint or quart of ice cream and get a second half off.
For a list of participating restaurants, click here.
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