ALBANY — Stuyvesant Plaza will buy $10,000 in gift cards from its restaurants to donate to Albany Medical Center and St. Peter’s Hospital healthcare workers.
The restaurants, which still offer take-out and delivery, are Bare Juice Bar, Blaze Pizza, Bountiful Bread, Bruegger’s, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Cold Stone Creamery, Jacob and Anthony’s Italian, Primal Your Local Butcher and TGI Friday’s.
“As our local doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals do everything they can to help keep our community safe, we want to do our part to take care of them as well. These gift cards are a small gesture of our gratitude for their tireless work during this continued crisis,” said Stuyvesant Plaza President Ed Swyer. “By purchasing these gift cards from our operating restaurants at Stuyvesant Plaza, we are also able to support each with much-needed revenue.
He continued, “As a result, this action accomplishes two goals in supporting the region’s frontline healthcare workers and our small businesses. We encourage others who are able to do so to follow our lead.”
Albany Medical Center President and CEO Dennis McKenna expressed gratitude. “All of our Albany Med colleagues are moved by the outpouring of support from our community. Our mission of patient care, research and education remains strong as we combat COVID-19 together. We are grateful for these gift cards for our staff and the recognition of their important work.”
Peter D. Semenza, St. Peter’s Health Partners’ vice president, chimed in, “We are very grateful to The Swyer Family and to Stuyvesant Plaza for their tireless efforts to support our community. St. Peter’s Hospital has been blessed with the charitable support of the Swyer Family Foundation for many years, and this donation of restaurant gift cards is just another example of their kindness that will touch the lives of our front line staff who are at the bedside caring for our patients throughout this crisis.”
He continued, “The late Lewis A. Swyer, who was the first lay Chairman of the Board of St. Peter’s Hospital, would be most proud.”
Swyer reminded the public that Stuyvesant Plaza is still open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Hours for the aforementioned individual restaurants differ though.
For more information, call 518-482-8986 or visit stuyvesantplaza.com.