In Henrietta Hudson, among New York City’s most renowned LGBTQ hangouts, co-owner Lisa Cannistraci had mulled a makeover but put off handling the fluctuations while industry was great.
Subsequently COVID-19 hit. Back in March 2020, before police ordered companies to close down, Cannistraci shut the pub and resolved to make use of the pause in the pandemic as a opportunity to alter the historical distance in Manhattan’s West Village.
In New York, a year after the town’s enormous Pride march was made to go largely virtual, a few in-person events are again intended for June 27, together with a series of online parties during the entire month.
“The neighborhood wants it now more than ever,” explained Cannistraci, surrounded by pubs and new furniture at the bar’s dim light a week. “I only need to provide them the very best Pride I can possibly do.”
Henrietta Hudson, that catered mostly to the lesbian community as it first opened in 1991, this season was re-branded by its owners as a”Queer Human Bar Constructed by Lesbians” within an attempt to reach younger LGBTQ men and women who resist sexual orientation and gender identity tags.
Cannistraci stated she used all of the tools at her disposal to save the company, such as pandemic contributions and loans in the community.