Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Disproportionately Affected by COVID-19
ALBANY – Kizzy Williams, owner of Allie B’s Cozy Kitchen, still remembers preparing to open her restaurant six years ago – cleaning the stove, storing food and relying on a network of customers. and employees to keep his business afloat. Because of the pandemic, she now feels like she is starting over.
The Clinton Avenue restaurant, which offers in-person dining but primarily provides catering services to local colleges, has lost most of its customers because no one is hosting events. So she and his wife struggle to maintain the restaurant while looking after her 15-year-old son, whose school closed months ago.