After The Storm: Shop Local to Support Neighbourhood Businesses
After Friday’s tornados ripped through the national capital region, many businesses across our area are working hard to pick up the pieces. Here are a few examples:
Like many local businesses, The Hintonburg Marché suffered significant loss of perishable items. Their dedicated team is currently re-stocking shelves as quickly as possible to restore the usual level of inventory. They have essential meat products and eggs in stock, however specialty meat products may take a few more days so please call ahead to ensure they have what you’re looking for. Note that dairy will be available by Thursday. Your patience and continued community support is greatly appreciated.
Sasloves Meat Market also lost a very large volume of meat products with the long power outages. Owners are appreciative of your patience. The hardworking team hopes to be up and running by Wednesday afternoon – or Friday at the latest. Don’t forget to pre-order your Thanksgiving Giving Turkeys!
The Ottawa Bagel Shop has resumed regular operations despite losing ALL of its perishable food items. They are asking customers to be patient as they work as hard as they possibly can to restock their inventory. Please note this may take up to a week to get back to the “norm”, patience is appreciated. Call ahead to inquire about any of your favourite products.
Meatpress re-opened its doors as of today; the owners would like to express their gratitude to everyone who offered help over the weekend during the extended power outages. They were humbled by the community support and are very happy to continue serving their customers! While most items are replaceable, some specialty items may take some time so please feel free to pay the store a visit and ask when you can find your favourite cured meats.
How can you help? Continue to shop local and support small businesses within the community!
Consider donating to Parkdale Food Centre as they continue to support our community – they are working with a number of local food vendors and community members to help those in need at this time.
One thing this natural disaster has shown us at Wellington West is the strength of this incredible community. Thank you for your support!