Bo Blair, the founder of Spring Valley newcomer Millie’s, is trying to raise $20,000 for injured relative and employee, Christian Broder. The 34-year-old general manager of the D.C. restaurant remains in intensive care after being shot during a trip to Atlanta.
According to WSBTV2, Broder was shot in the stomach by an unknown gunman on July 7. The assailant allegedly robbed Broder, his brother, and friends outside the Capital City Club. Blair, who is related to Broder by marriage (the two men’s wives are sisters), tells Eater that Broder had traveled down south to attend a wedding.
“The Georgetown Events family is devastated by the heartless and cowardly act of violence against our beloved friend, partner and colleague, Christian,” Blair said an official statement. “He is in critical condition in intensive care fighting so hard to live. The staff at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta has worked around the clock since Sunday performing one miraculous surgery after another to keep Christian alive.”
Blair says 100 percent of the money raised through a new Gofundme campaign will go directly to Broder’s wife, Molly, and his 9-month-old daughter, Frances.
Broder started out at the original Millie’s in Nantucket before moving to the local version that arrived last year. Blair says Broder has worked for the Georgetown Events group for five years.