New York City appetizing shop Russ & Daughters has weathered the Spanish flu, wars, depressions, recessions, terror attacks, and hurricanes. But the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented.
“This is uncharted waters,” said Niki Russ Federman, the fourth-generation co-owner of the shop, which serves Jewish delicacies like smoked fish and latkes.
Russ & Daughters began business 106 years ago on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Russ & Daughters
The business closed both of its restaurants in Manhattan last week. It has reduced operations to take-out, delivery, and nationwide shipments.
In its 106-year history, Russ & Daughters has never laid off anyone, said Federman. Now, within a matter of days,…