Scammers give restaurants bogus one-star reviews, and demand payment to stop.
For Lester Gouvia, chef-owner of Norma G's Detroit, business in the pandemic economy has been a "rollercoaster."
Food delivery operations were activated as eateries and grocery stores emptied. But with restrictions lifted, those changes are fading.
"Because there’s Russian in the name, they think they’re supporting an evil, when we’re not," said one restaurant owner.
Terence Dickson says his Terra Cafe stands for "Black awesome." After 12 years in business and many scars, "we're gonna keep it going."
The Sundance Film Festival, for example, just canceled in-person events two weeks before they were set to begin.
Omicron is dashing hopes for a return to normal after last year's subdued celebrations.
Hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs suffered in December, normally a strong season, due to the pandemic and may need more help.
Kiki Aranita turned to focus efforts on growing the Poi Dog Sauces brand after she decided to close her Philadelphia restaurant during the pandemic.