Comptroller to Visit Iconic Baltimore Shoe Store Thursday to Promote Upcoming Tax-Free Week

At Van Dyke & Bacon, Franchot will promote scholarship contest

WHO:

Comptroller Peter Franchot

WHAT:

Comptroller Franchot will visit Van Dyke & Bacon Shoes in Baltimore Thursday morning as part of his promotion for Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week, which runs August 11-17. Now owned by brothers John and Marty Bacon, the business was founded by their father Francis Bacon Sr. and Irving Van Dyke in 1938. They now have four stores located throughout the Baltimore region.

The Comptroller will speak about how tax-free week benefits local retailers and how Maryland college and trade school students can win scholarships of $2,500 and $1,000 through a social media contest.

WHEN:

Thursday, August 8, 2019
11 a.m.

WHERE:

Van Dyke & Bacon Shoes
5919 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21212

CONTACT:

Alan Brody: abrody@comp.state.md.us
410-260-6346 (office); 443-924-1473 (mobile)