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Restaurant Group in Park City Aids Staff with Gift Card Proceeds

DIVERSIFIED BARS AND RESTAURANTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR SERVICE STAFF THROUGH GIFT CARD SALES

100% of gift card sale proceeds will be donated to staff at No Name Saloon/The Annex, Boneyard Saloon, Wine Dive, Butcher’s Chop House & Bar

In an immediate effort to support employees in the wake of the Summit County Health Department ban on dine-in service that is effective today, March 15, Diversified Bars and Restaurants (DBR) will donate the proceeds of all gift card sales to its service staff family. Gift cards to DBR-owned establishments in Park City can be purchased online at No Name Saloon/The Annex, Butcher’s Chop House & Bar, and Boneyard Saloon/Wine Dive. Given the loss of work during Park City’s peak spring break season, the loss of income hospitality workers depend on will be a great hardship.

“We understand and accept the closures are essential to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our staff, customers, and community,” acknowledges Jesse Shetler, Principal Owner of Diversified Bars and Restaurants. “Our family of staff members is legitimately concerned by the detrimental loss of income they typically rely on in March to get them through shoulder season. The outpouring of support from the close-knit Park City community is a massive source of comfort to them. We developed the gift card sale promotion as a vehicle for community members who are eager to help to do so, and we look forward to welcoming customers back when we can safely reopen, undoubtedly with additional protocols in place.”

DBR is currently developing additional methods to support its staff. Meanwhile, the company is educating employees on how to stay healthy, offering guidance on how to work with their lenders and landlords to reduce payments, and providing healthcare-related resources.

“Our town has been through challenging times in the past, including September 11th and the recession that followed, and we always get through them stronger than ever. The generosity that our community is known for is crucial in helping small businesses and hospitality staff overcome this public health crisis,” says Ron Wedig, Managing Partner of DBR. 

Fundraiser for Park City Murder Victim Jose Fernandez

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Media Contact:
Hilary Reiter
Redhead Marketing & PR
Hilary@redheadmarketingpr.com | 435.901.2071

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2016

PARK CITY COMMUNITY UNITES FOR FUNDRAISER IN CELEBRATION, SUPPORT OF JOSE FERNANDEZ AT NO NAME SALOON & GRILL

DBR Manager, Bartender, and Popular Community Member Passes Away Feb. 26

PARK CITY, UTAH – The devastating, incomprehensible loss of Jose Fernandez, a beloved manager and bartender at No Name Saloon & Grill and Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive, is uniting the Park City community for a fundraiser at No Name Saloon, located at 447 Main St., on Wednesday, March 16 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. This event will not only help cover costs associated with his tragic death, but also serve to establish a college fund for Jose and his wife’s unborn child.

Fernandez, 37, died Feb. 26 from a gunshot wound to the head. Just days prior to the incident, Jose and his wife, Griselle, were elated to learn they are expecting their first child. Fernandez’s family is facing tremendous financial obligations after his five days in ICU care, ambulance transport, and funeral expenses.

“Our staff is committed to helping Jose’s family raise funds to cover these exorbitant expenses so they can focus on grieving, moving forward, and caring for the baby that is on the way,” said Jesse Shetler, owner of Diversified Bars & Restaurants (DBR), which owns No Name Saloon, Butcher’s Chop House & Bar, and Boneyard Saloon & Wine Dive. “Jose was an outstanding, dedicated manager and bartender who was adored by both coworkers and customers alike, as well as a loyal friend to many in Park City.”

Given Fernandez’s popularity, a huge turnout is expected to enjoy this celebration of life and show of support for his family. Events include an opportunity drawing featuring fun prizes and a wealth of silent-auction items, which have been generously donated by local businesses as well as some outside the Park City community. Silent-auction items include sports gear, lodging packages, dining certificates, spa services, and more.

No Name Saloon and other local establishments will provide tasty, complimentary cuisine, and a cash bar will be available. Donations are encouraged, and will be accepted at the door. The suggested donation is $37, which represents Jose’s age when his life was cut short.

“Our goal is to not only raise funds, but also to create the type of event Jose would have loved to join. We know he will be there in spirit,” Shetler added. “The Fernandez family continues to be tremendously grateful for the outpouring of love and support from those in Park City and beyond.”

For more information regarding the event celebrating and supporting Jose Fernandez and his family, visit the following sites:

On Facebook at No Name Saloon & Grill: https://www.facebook.com/nonamesaloonandgrill/.

To make a contribution directly to the Fernandez family, visit https://www.gofundme.com/esr78w9e.

To contribute an item to the silent auction, please contact Lacey Rounds, DBR events manager, at 435.503.2581, or via email at lacey@drbparkcity.com.

For media inquiries, please contact Hilary Reiter, Redhead Marketing & PR, 435.901.2071, Hilary@redheadmarketingpr.com.

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