I temporarily closed the 14th Street location two weeks before the mandatory shutdown because I wanted to protect my artists and protect the people within our establishment.
One was on East 11th Street, between Avenue B and C — that was the first Red Baron, which was in business for eight years, established in 2012 — and the other on West 14th Street.
Our lease was up at the 11th street location at time, and we decided to consolidate the businesses into one shop and get the artists together.
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I only had the second location for about a year and a half, so we didn’t even get to hit a full fiscal two years — I didn’t know what my operating profit loss would be.
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I knew that this was going to be a problem, obviously, after watching the news and hearing about what was happening in other countries.
I completely focused on my art and tried to communicate with the artists to do the same thing — to continue to produce and draw designs, to stay creatively active.
There was a period of time where I kind of shut down for about a month — turned everything off, stopped watching the news.
"There was a period of time where I kind of shut down for about a month — turned everything off." https://t.co/0jEUOVSAZO— POPSUGAR Beauty (@POPSUGARBeauty) August 14, 2020
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