The coronavirus has ground all of the global economy to a halt, but in South Florida, local businesses are suffering the most.
Places such as Martha of Miami, a clothing shop on Bird Road, and Empanada Harry’s, a bakery and eatery also in Southwest Dade, are resorting to new ways to stay in business.
Empanada Harrys’ owner Harry Coleman is choosing curbside pick-up, UberEats, and delivery to alleviate the decrease in traditional patrons.
Martha Valdes, who is the creator of the Martha of Miami, had to close her brick and mortar store after the state government shut down all non-essential businesses. She is still selling online.
These are their stories.