RALEIGH, N.C. — Between the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the looting that occurred during recent riots in Raleigh, small businesses and nonprofits downtown are struggling to survive. But one nonprofit got a gift Wednesday to help get back on its feet.
Carroll’s Kitchen, a cafe on East Martin Street, gives jobs to women trying to escape domestic abuse, facing homelessness or dealing with other crises. The restaurant recently reopened after closing during the pandemic when a May 30 march to protest the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis turned violent. Marchers smashed the eatery’s front windows, and a number of people came inside to steal things and set fires.
Vicky Ismail, co-founder of Carroll’s Kitchen, said the security video was difficult to watch.
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