February 9, 2023


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Ashtabula cafe positive aspects from Barstool Sports’ coronavirus reduction fund (video clip)

graffiti on a wall: Lakeway Restaurant, Ashtabula

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Lakeway Cafe, Ashtabula

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – An Ashtabula staple was one particular of the much more recent recipients of money assistance from a fund made by the sports and pop lifestyle blogging business, Barstool Sporting activities.

The Barstool Fund was developed by the company’s proprietor, Dave Portnoy, with the intention of helping little business proprietors across the nation who have been impacted all through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The family members who owns Ashtabula’s Lakeway Restaurant reached out to Portnoy to tell him the tale of how the eatery was opened in 1953 and the struggles they have faced in the course of the overall health disaster.

“Ups and down, and what we’ve been as a result of, it is remarkable,” restaurant operator Dave DeGeorge explained. “You just believe you’re getting in advance of the recreation and you get kicked again.”

Here’s movie of Portnoy, shared on Jan. 19, contacting DeGeorge, the owner of the a long time-old Lakeway Cafe:

“That’s why persons are donating,” Portnoy explained. “Guys like you, they never want to see enterprises like this that have been close to for so lengthy and by means of generations go away.”

Since launching, Portnoy has served elevate in excess of $34 million and supported at the very least 225 organizations with the Barstool Fund.

The Lakeway Cafe, which serves largely Italian-American delicacies, is located at 729 Lake Ave in Ashtabula.

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