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Warren Computer Business May Be Open, Struggles Continue

Warren, RI — Crazy Computers is open for business. That wasn’t the case for two months as they had to shut down because of the health risks posed by the coronavirus. While their “Closed” sign has gone away, the struggles have not.

The business, which has been in Warren since 1998, is a small technology shop that serves the community by repairing computers. They also solve other issues posed by a variety of digital devices and networks.

Even with support from the CARES Act, the 2-month shutdown was a tough storm for part-owner Cezary Eliminowicz to weather. With the door closed and all business put on hold, they were not bringing in any revenue.

“Everyday is touch and go,” Eliminocowicz said. “There is less walk-in traffic and no more housecalls. We have work,” he added, “not like it was before, but still enough to keep us afloat.”

As the pandemic

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Cornwall’s Tavern Struggles In Industry Hard Hit By Pandemic : NPR

Opening day brings a small bump in business to Cornwall’s, mostly from neighborhood regulars. But the initial rush would fizzle out soon after, leaving the family-owned pub just barely covering its costs.

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Few people have been looking forward to colleges reopening – and staying open — this fall, as much as the adults who run Cornwall’s Tavern in Boston’s Kenmore Square. A go-to for students and faculty at Boston University, the family-owned pub has been counting on the back-to-school crowds to help it survive. In an industry hard-hit by the pandemic, it’s a test Cornwall’s can’t afford to fail.

“It’s a frightening time,” said Pam Beale, who owns the place with her husband John. “It feels like the earth is moving under your feel all the time.”

After forty years in business, and four months shut down by the pandemic, Cornwall’s reopened

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