As government workers find themselves out of a job until the shutdown ends, businesses are doing what they can to ease the tension.
Locally, Midtown BBQ and Brew on Centre Street in Baltimore is offering a free drink for federal employees furloughed because of the shutdown. They are not alone, as business owners everywhere strive to make the shutdown less of a burden.
|Members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation have co-sponsored legislation that would guarantee that federal workers who were furloughed because of the government shutdown would receive their full pay. |
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“I mean why not,” said Midtown BBQ and Brew owner Adrian Snead. “A lot of people are out of work today. We figured it’s the least we can do is buy them a drink.”
All you have to do is present your federal ID, and your first drink is free. Snead says the offer is good for the duration of the shutdown.
Broom’s Bloom Dairy, recently tapped by TripAdvisor as one of the top 10 ice cream shops in America , is also in on helping those out of work find comfort. According to their Facebook page, those showing a government ID (at least today) will get a free small ice cream.
It doesn’t stop there.
AMC Theatres announced on Twitter that they will offer a free small popcorn to government employees showing valid ID 10/1 – 10/10. There are three AMC Theatres in the Baltimore area.
* NVS Salon and Spa in Bel Air is offering a free shampoo and another service for those impacted. NVS is located at 312 Main Street.
* Pat's Pizza in Edgewood on Pulaski Highway is offering a free slice for those impacted by the government shutdown.
* Cupcake BLVD on 1117 State Rt. 3 in Gambrills is offering 1 free cupcake to federal employees affected by the shutdown from 1-3pm Tues-Fri. Must show federal ID.
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