Turning A Bar Into A Grocery Store To Help Your City

Local, New York City dive bar, Forgtmenot, had to pivot its business in the wake of COVID-19. Once a popular bar, now is a mini-mart, providing access to groceries for the community. With familial ties to a supermarket in Queens, the Lower East Side dive is able to access the supply chain and provide a less crowded, more community-driven alternative to the larger grocery stores.

This is a rapid response story about a coping strategy. Due to the urgent crisis, we are relaxing the ‘evidence of effectiveness’ criterion for solutions coverage on COVID-19 to capture early stage, improvisational, and experimental responses that cope with the pandemic.

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