Back in 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Richmond Times Dispatch published a series of articles announcing the toll on the city’s restaurant industry. By December 11, 40 area restaurants had permanently closed their doors. By December 23 – less than two weeks later – the number had spiked to 50.
Can't wait for your regular Substack posts, Farahn. You're so great with words. Love the first piece!
Great piece! I love reading essays that give a sense of place. I look forward to seeing more.