SOUTHPORT, N.Y. (WETM) – A co-owner of Bespoke Apothecary in Elmira is actually seeing a positive trend from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“People are actually supporting local businesses more and seeing that and seeing the importance,” stated Hart. “Business-wise we were able to maintain, still pay the bills still be here, but I think that’s because the shift in the community really.”
In addition to the pandemic, the recent dry weather affected her bees and herbs. Their garlic
Hart says their business changed very suddenly due to the pandemic. She had 16 retail accounts that closed overnight. Due to that, the company had to reinvent the want they were functioning. She believes many other local businesses had to do the same, and were quite successful.