(JERSEY CITY, NJ) When one of the staff members at Würstbar tested positive for COVID-19 the restaurant closed its doors so that its remaining employees could be tested for the deadly virus. That’s when the neighboring Virile Barber & Shop stepped in to offer assistance.
“The weather is too nice out to let our neighbors at Würstbar stay closed!” posted the owner of the barbershop, Andre Fersa. “I’ve taken over the bar and am selling pretzels, beer, wine and cider for outdoor seating only. Come on by and support this great staff.”
The next day, Würstbar thanked their fellow Jersey Avenue small business and reminded locals to do their best to support them too.
“We love this community and couldn’t ask for better neighbors,” they posted on social media. “Let’s not forget barber shops and salons were hit just as hard as restaurants during this shutdown. With so many people home from the office, and big events not happening, it’s easy to skip a cut here and there. If you have the means, please get that extra cut and look your best for your Zoom call or socially distanced gathering.”
Photo courtesy @Würstbarjc.