Stories tagged: "business closure"

Photos Courtesy Crust - the baking company
‘Like a Puzzle:’ Lessons From a Michigan Small Business That Survived the Pandemic

The pandemic threw a major curveball at Crust. But now, the popular Fenton business has a revised business model and wisdom to boot.

This June 19, 2020 photo shows Perry Porikos owner of The Brown Jug restaurant in Ann Arbor, Mich. “If I don’t have higher capacity, I cannot make it,” he says of the coronavirus capacity limits. “Couples have to stay six feet apart? Instead of having 50 people dancing, you got 12. Who’s going to come and enjoy themselves and not be able to dance with their friends? What kind of club is that?” (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Small Businesses in Michigan’s College Towns Are Struggling Without Students

Perry Porikos went from living ‘the dream’ to potentially losing it all after a dramatic drop in customers, an increase in bills, and a pandemic.

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This Barber Defied the Stay-At-Home Order. He Just Had His License Pulled.

Remember that defiant barber from Owosso? Then you probably saw this coming.