BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Urban Oyster is the latest Baltimore restaurant to receive a donation from the Jimmy’s Famous Seafood “Famous Fund.”

Jasmine Norton, owner of The Urban Oyster, “got the call” Thursday from WWE Star and current Intercontinental Champion, “Big E.”

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At the height of the pandemic, Norton was forced to close the doors of her brick and mortar location in McHenry Row.

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She later found space at the Revival Hotel in Mt. Vernon where she currently does carry out and delivery services.

The Urban Oyster is the first female Black-owned oyster bar in the United States. They started operating at farmers markets before moving into a brick and mortar location.

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Norton plans to use the money to pay bills and her staff to stay afloat for the next few months.

CBS Baltimore Staff