It makes total sense that local businesses are getting creative to both serve their customers’ needs and stay afloat in uncertain times, from The New York Times.
Where there was once a collection of plants and a dart board above the wooden counter at Glou + Glick, a wine bar in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, there is now a shiny new shelf stocked with pancake mix, kosher salt, tomato paste and hand soap.
The items are for sale.
Glou + Glick is not alone. Many restaurants in Brooklyn, most of which have ended full-menu takeout services, are continuing to order raw ingredients and pantry items from their suppliers to resell them to locals.
It is a pandemic pivot that makes sense when grocery stores have long lines and dwindling selections.
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