“We have gone above and beyond to learn the skills we need to make specialty coffee the right way every time,” McLean said.
These two have always wanted to own their own business and their dreams came true when they opened their doors in December. But just a few months later the coronavirus pandemic hit.
“It’s been really hard to make ends meet especially because we just started and we don’t have that nest egg; I even had to sell my house to try to keep the business going,” Carolan said.
Making matters worse, Carolan says they weren’t able to get loans through the Paycheck Protection Program or the Small Business Administration. Carolan says while business has started to pick back up, it’s nowhere near where it was pre-pandemic. And now this cafe is among the many businesses struggling to survive.