[For those just tuning in, check out my earlier post here summing up the sequence of events that led up to downtown wine bar The Must’s unexpected robbery-turned-forced eviction.]
A fundraiser has been hastily planned to support The Must employees and workers who had a job one day, then didn’t the next, and the reason had nothing to do with the recession. The Farmers and Merchants Bank at 4th and Main will play host to The Must Aid Fundraiser, with all proceeds going towards the employees’ lost wages. Suggested donation is $20 at the door; you’ll get full access to an open beer and wine bar, plus there will be local DJs spinning all night.
For those looking to support the bar in other ways, there has been some talk from local residents to stop by The Must and pay respects during this Thursday’s downtown Art Walk. Not sure exactly what this entails, other than some heated shouting at the doors of Weeneez (Julie Rico, who owns the master lease on both Weeneeez and The Must, sold the lease unbeknownst to The Must’s owners; this led directly up to the post-midnight eviction), but if there is a more organized effort, I’ll update with additional details.