|Historic Ellicott City before the flood|
Founded in 1772, the history of Ellicott City pre-dates the Civil War - click here for more information.
We take great pride that many of the historic buildings are meticulous cared for and give our downtown its charm.
The aftermath of the flood left our town in pain. Two people lost their lives and countless businesses and homes were absolutely devastated.
These streets housed a vibrant business district, including restaurants that we visited often.
It's really awful to see all the places you grew up with just obliterated. In just a blink of an eye, businesses, homes and two people, just gone. It's really hard to even wrap our heads around that.
The road to recovery will be long but Ellicott City will #RiseAboveTheWater.
To help people and businesses get back on their feet, we are publicizing the following gofundme.com pages for the affected restaurants in the historic district (HT to Floria Volynskaya's Facebook page). Please help if you can.
Every penny helps to get these restaurants back on main street. So, let's all do our part in restoring the town we love back to its former glory.
Ellicott Mills Brewing Company - https://www.gofundme.com/2hhhex8
La Palapa Mexican Grill & Cantina - https://www.gofundme.com/lapalapagrill
Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant -https://www.gofundme.com/2hkn2j94
Little French Market - https://www.gofundme.com/2hqefbg
Pure Wine Cafe - https://www.gofundme.com/2htkeac
Johnny's Bistro on Main (blog post here) - https://www.gofundme.com/2hvtrws
Sweet Cascades Chocolatier - https://www.gofundme.com/2hm8cwws
Tea on the Tiber - https://www.gofundme.com/teaonthetiber
The Rumor Mill Fusion Bar & Restaurant -https://www.gofundme.com/therumormillec
Cacao Lane Restaurant - https://www.gofundme.com/2hhmpbcc
Portalli's - https://www.gofundme.com/supportportallis
Bean Hollow Roastery & Espresso (blog post here) - https://www.youcaring.com/gretchen-shuey-614117
The Phoenix Emporium - https://www.gofundme.com/2hmcgtdg
|Charles and Thomas at The Trolley Stop|
Even though main street is closed, The Trolley Stop (read our 2015 blog post here) is one of the few restaurants still open in historic Ellicott City. Charles and I decided to show our support by dining there last night.
We will continue to share news and fundraisers about our town. Please contact us with information so we can get it out.
We are #ECStrong
- Thomas and Charles