Bar saviors

The owner of a Toronto bar says her business will be able to weather the worst of the COVID-19 lockdown after customers bought up their beer stock to help keep them in business.

“People just started telling each other and they showed up and they bought the beer,”Abra Shiner said. “People just helped. It’s a really amazing community here in Brockton.”

Shiner added that the bar typically has 35 craft beers available and keeps two or three cases of each beer in stock, but is now down to just two cases, which can fit in the fridge.

Shiner added that 25 per cent of the people who stopped by to buy some beer were the bar’s regular customers.

“People just started coming out of the woodwork, customers we hadn’t seen in a long time were driving in from out of town,” Shiner said.