Sorry We Are Closed
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, businesses faced unprecedented and unnecessary challenges. Restaurants, cafes, and storefronts were no exception. Forced to shut their doors, these venues faced an uncertain future.
But amidst the uncertainty, a series of poignant images emerged. Photographs of notes and signs posted on the doors and windows of these closed businesses captured the heartbreak, resilience, and creativity of the human spirit.
The notes are a reminder of the human impact of the pandemic. Each note represents a business owner who has poured their heart, and soul into their venue. And each note represents a community that has lost a beloved gathering place.
But the notes also reveal the resilience and creativity of business owners during this difficult time. Some notes offer creative solutions, such as curbside dining. Others offer messages of hope and encouragement, reminding us that we are in this together.
As we look back on this time, the photo series of notes placed on storefronts and restaurants will serve as a powerful reminder of the challenges we faced and the strength we found in each other. We will remember the closed doors and the notes that adorned them, and we will be grateful for the businesses that survived and the communities that rallied around them.