Peel and Press and Westy join benefit effort for Shi Chen and New Leaf Bistro

Mission and Circa have joined the effort too

The outpouring of support for Shi Qiu Chen and her family, the owners of the New Leaf Bistro in the Admiral District, after the loss of her husband Geoffrey has now exceeded $18,000 in the GoFundMe campaign.

The West Seattle Herald published the story of the challenges they face last week.

But now the owners of Peel and Press in the Morgan Junction and The Westy Sports and Spirits on 35th SW are teaming up (and inviting others) to donate to the cause as well.

Mission Cantina will also be joining in and donating 10% of their sales from Wednesday night. They will be selling $25 gift cards with all the proceeds going towards the fundraiser. They will be available at Mission Cantina (2325 California Ave SW) or Peel & Press. Circa in the Admiral District is taking part as well.

"Mission received so much generous support for our own employee fundraiser a few months back that we would love to show our gratitude and support to Geoffrey’s family.

Peter, Shawn & Tina"

Peel and Press owner Dan Austin sent this letter to the West Seattle Herald:

This Wednesday Peel & Press and The Westy will be donating 10% of our sales to Shi Qiu Chen of New Leaf Bistro. We were very saddened to hear about the passing of Geoffrey and wanted to create an additional way for folks to support the family. Being small business owners is incredibly hard as is, to add the loss of a loved now is just unimaginable. Peel and Press will also be selling 2-$50 gift cards with all proceeds going to the family. Our friends over at The Bridge have also offered to donate gift cards as well that will be available at Peel & Press for cash donation. If any other restaurants would like to join us, please reach out!

-Dan Austin

Owner/Operator
Peel & Press

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