Boutique providing free suits to men, seeking donations to reopen after electrical fire
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- An electrical fire reveals major structural issues at a Baltimore business.
Sharp Dressed Man, located on Park Avenue near West Saratoga Street, provides men who have experienced homelessness, have been incarcerated or are facing difficult times, free suits as they transition back into the workforce.
On Tuesday, March 1st, a fire broke out between the boutique and an adjacent business. After an inspection, electrical issues were discovered. Subsequently, the business was condemned and the power was shut off.
Firefighters said no injuries were reported.
The non-profit store had its grand opening three months ago in December 2015. In the short time it was open, the business provided 600 men with suits.
Sharp Dressed Man partners with agencies who refer men actively seeking to rejoin the workforce. An average of 35 men are fitted each week.
Following the aftermath of the fire, the boutique is looking for a temporary location as they do their best to continue to service the community.
Those in charge tell FOX45 the goal is to raise $50,000 to complete repairs and reopen the shop. As of Friday $9,000 had already been raised. If you would like to donate, click on http://www.sharpdressedman.org/.