We are losing the bulk of our sales every month. We can hold out for a while but unsure for how long at this stage. Our landlord has been kind enough to cut our rent in half.
Jennifer Arenskjold, Arenskjold Antiques Art
It is both heartbreaking and inspiring to read the thoughts, concerns and ideas of this vibrant and determined community. For us, unfortunately, we were faced with a lease ending, and a rental increase with renewal. It wasn’t, and isn’t easy.
Carolyn Mix + Darcy Doniger, 2 Note Hudson
Small business is always hard, with huge challenges, but this situation requires communal solutions. It’s not just leaving everyone at the mercy of their landlord, and crossing their fingers for good luck. It’s difficult for all of us, and we need to share the burdens as we work our way through it.
Monica Byrne, Home/Made Hudson
It’s devastating to hear of businesses closing and threatening to close right now. Hudson is such a vibrant example of independent creative retailers who put so much of ourselves into our businesses and the local community. My business is my life. I have given it my all and will continue to do so.
MaryVaughn Williams, Hudson Clothier
I’m deeply worried about the health impacts of reopening and unsure how to trust and know it will be safe enough to do so. My herb shop is very small and only one customer at a time, wearing a mask, could be inside in order to effectively socially distance.
Lauren Giambrone, Good Fight Herb Co.