After surviving a difficult year, Lexington, KY-based St. John & Myers Diamonds and Fine Jewelry is determined to make this year better for everyone. While they made it through 2020 and all the challenges it presented, other small and local businesses weren’t quite so lucky. St. John & Myers (SJM) is determined to do everything they can to help support their fellow small businesses. One way they’ve decided to do so is by initially creating and now rebooting the Restaurant Rescue Rally for another five-week run in 2021.
While closures and the economic roller coaster of the last year have without a doubt affected everyone, local restaurants are among the institutions that have been most affected. In 2020, SJM started the Restaurant Rescue Rally (RRR) to help support those restaurants.
This year, they have decided to continue the program for another five-week run in order to do everything in their power to rally the support of Lexington for their restaurants. The RRR calls on small businesses to order lunch for their entire staff from a local restaurant once a week. The goal of the RRR is to build stronger relationships between Lexington’s small businesses and help restaurants start off the new year strong.
SJM is not alone in this endeavor. They are working closely with the Lexington Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Restaurant Association to spread the word and help build momentum for the program. During the new year, they plan on calling on such individuals as mayor Linda Gorton, state leaders such as Governor Beshear, and Congressman Andy Barr. They also plan on involving the Restaurant Association to spread the reach and support of this program as far as it can go.
“This program could be what our restaurants need to really get the help they need in the first quarter,” said Mikah Tribbey, one of SJM’s associates who is working on heading up the program.