OPUS GIVES BACK TO SALEM; OFFERS ROOM TO LOCAL NON-PROFITS

The Washington St. Restaurant is Giving Away Twelve Sundays to Salem-Based Organizations

Salem, MA (August 13, 2015):  The entire Opus team is thrilled to announce that the restaurant will be giving away twelve Sundays a year, one per month, to Salem-based non-profits. Understanding the amount of time, effort and money that can go into planning any event, Opus has decided to provide area organizations with the foundation for the evening – including a private room, light appetizers and one-on-one guidance from their experienced staff to plan and execute a truly successful fundraiser.

“We love Salem. The community has been so welcoming to us over the past two years,” explains Opus General Manager Danny Giddings. “This is our way of saying thank you.”

For these twelve Sundays, which are open to Salem-based 501c3 non-profit organizations, Opus will provide its popular Underground room and light stationary appetizers, free of charge, as well as planning guidance and its services in the design and printing of materials for the event. Organizations are free to collect suggested donations at the event entrance, set up auctions and raffles, hold presentations (using Opus’ 100-inch projector) and bring in entertainment to personalize the affair and maximize donor potential.

Philanthropic efforts have always been important to the staff at Opus, who are quick to act when there is a cause in need. This spring, the restaurant added a Nepal Roll to benefit the World Food Program's efforts in Nepal, they also participated in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer in May, and, more recently, donated a percentage of the restaurant’s sales from an evening to the Palmer Street Fire Victim’s Fund. Giddings also sits on the board at the Salem Theatre Company.

Space is first come first serve, so Salem-based organizations are urged to apply now to reserve a date. Please email: events@serenitee.com with your organizations name and targeted 2015-2016 event month by September 30th to begin the process.  Some restrictions do apply.

ABOUT OPUS

Opus reflects the city of Salem: It’s quirky, progressive and welcoming.  It’s the kind of place where you can enjoy an intimate meal on Tuesday, and a rocking good time on Friday. With a charming back patio for alfresco dining, Opus’ maverick kitchen whips up unexpected flavor combinations that simply taste amazing. The restaurant’s dynamic sushi team draws on both Eastern and Western influences to create sushi rolls that are truly unique. The upstairs dining room is centered around an oversized, glowing glass bar where guests can meet for a drink or a full a three-course meal. Downstairs, in Opus Underground, guests enjoy nightly entertainment in a Moroccan-inspired space, filled with cozy seating, oriental rugs and dim lighting. Opus and the Underground have evolved into a destination for live music, dinner, cocktails and weekend brunch.  More info: www.salemopus.com

Opus was recently named Editor’s Choice Best Sushi and Reader’s Choice Best After-Work Drinks by Northshore Magazine in the publication’s popular 2015 Best of the North Shore (BONS) issue.