Pizza, wings and hope

Pizza, wings and hope

An Ohio diner fights to survive in a take-out-only world.
Published: April 21, 2020


Locally-owned businesses are the backbone of small towns, but measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 have forced them to adapt to a new way of life. The Sunrise Inn Café in Warren, Ohio, survived the Great Depression and the 2008 recession. Its staff isn’t going down without a fight.

Fermata: Arts & Culture in the Time of Coronavirus
This article is part of the Fermata: Arts and Culture in the Time of Coronavirus series reported by students in the Critical Writing course at the Newhouse School. Fermata features stories on the impact of the pandemic on a wide range of artists and cultural figures, from musicians and comedians to restaurateurs and boutique owners.

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is a Newhouse School graduate student and contributor to The NewsHouse.