A struggling bar in Toronto would hopefully be able to survive the pandemic after its loyal customers bought the entire beer stock helping the owner financially.
Abra Shiner, owner of the bar, Swan Dive said that her business will survive the pandemic thanks to her loyal customers who bought up the entire beer stock, providing her with desperately needed cash for running the business.
Shiner opened Swan Dive, five years ago in Brockton Village in Toronto, Canada, but Covid-19 restrictions forced her to shut the doors of the bar, after which she decided to ask for help from her community on Facebook.
“We were blowing through our savings and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to pay rent towards the end of the month, So, I wrote on Facebook asking people to come buy the beer we had in our stock room… and it worked. The post went viral,” she told CNN.
People from all over the community rushing to Swan Dive to show their support to financially struggling bar. Overwhelmed with the response, Shiner shared, “People just started coming out of the woodwork, some people we hadn’t seen in years.”
Shiner states that with the money from the sales combined with the federal rent subsidy, she will be able to keep the business above water until she can safely open the bar’s doors again in March 2021.