It’s no secret that the novel coronavirus has affected communities like ours all over the world. Like all other businesses, Suburban Square has made adjustments to ensure our customers and employees are staying healthy and safe.
Even in these uncertain times, there are many ways that people can help, and small acts of kindness can inspire hope and positivity. We spoke to Jimmy Lee, owner of Aziatisch in the Ardmore Farmers Market, to learn how his business is helping the local community and inspiring others to make a positive impact.
Formerly Asian Box, Aziatisch has been part of the Suburban Square community since the Ardmore Farmers Market opened. Lee took over the business in December 2013 and has been providing customers with a delicious variety of prepared Asian foods—as well as sauces and dried foods to make meals at home—ever since.
During the current crisis, Lee has been doing his part to help by donating boxes of dumplings, salads, and summer rolls to the medical staff at Pennsylvania Hospital. His generosity has sparked a chain reaction of kindness from other businesses at the Ardmore Farmers Market. Lee received boxes of donuts from Stoltzfus Bakery, and The Ultimate Bake Shoppe donated muffins and scones. He delivers all the food to the hospital, providing much-needed support to the doctors and nurses.
The Penn Medicine staff is close to Lee’s heart, as his wife is a nurse at the hospital. Before the outbreak, he would occasionally bring food for her and her coworkers from his Ardmore Farmers Market neighbors. When his friend donated boxes of N95 masks to his wife and her coworkers, Lee brought more food to lift their spirits.
Lee isn’t the only business owner at Suburban Square who has stepped up to help his local community. Lee told us that sweetgreen donated salads for health care workers, and Di Bruno Bros. gave a portion of its proceeds to local hospitals.
Essential businesses at Suburban Square also want to deliver a bit of joy to their customers during these trying times. Many are offering delivery or curbside pick up so that customers can enjoy their favorite foods safely at home. If you want to make a home-cooked meal and need ingredients, Ardmore Seafood, Ardmore Produce, or Stoltzfus Family Foods offer curbside pick up. You can also order prepared meals from Aziatisch, Di Bruno Bros., Sushi Sei, or Tabouli. Don’t forget a delicious dessert from The Ultimate Bake Shoppe!
Our entire Suburban Square wants our customers and staff to stay healthy and safe during these challenging times. Lee thanks his customers for their continued support, and he looks forward to seeing more smiling faces at the Ardmore Farmers Market once these darker days are behind us.