Some business owners have emerged to either start up or expand their operations, but economic obstacles remain during the coronavirus pandemic.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Despite discouraging news about some Western New York restaurants and other businesses closing because of the toll taken by the pandemic and related months of shutdown, some business owners have emerged to either start up or expand their operations.
For example, the owner of Chrusciki Bakery has worked with family, friends, and business partners to open up a new complex at the Eastern Hills Mall.
She did decide to pull out of the Broadway Market but kept their Lancaster bakery site. Now they have added Simply Pierogi for casual dining with Polish food and delicacies and the Sto Lat Bar and Restaurant in the new location.
Ania Duchon says she has more than 30 years experience in her successful bakery business but also points out, “If anybody knows who I am, I’m definitely a risk taker.”
She says they were going to go through with this expansion in March but, “Everythin