COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on small businesses all across San Francisco. Streets that were once crowded now only have a trickle of pedestrians, and local businesses are affected by the decrease in customers. The Richmond District, my neighborhood, is home to many of these shops, stores, and restaurants. Below, I showcase a few local businesses and the people who run them. They also give a few recommendations to fill the time due to the recent stay-at-home order.
All photos by Jaxi Cohen
At Green Apple Books, the cashier, Maelin Rose, is currently reading the Neapolitan Quartet series, a collection of Italian novels, and recommends it for quarantine reading. Founded in 1967, the bookstore has multiple floors and reading nooks with shelves of both new and used books.
Surrounded by baked goods and the smell of coffee, Devil’s Teeth Baking Company barista Summer shares her favorite foods during quarantine: pasta and sandwiches. The bakery offers comfort food, baked goods, and coffee.