St. Paul Helping Small Restaurants Recover From COVID, Civil Unrest

17 Sep 2021


St. Paul’s Restaurant Resiliency Program designed to help owners that lack the expertise to build an online business.

Opening their own restaurant in January 2018 was a longtime dream come true for Jamie and Niw Rattanapamonsook. Suspending in-person dining in the spring of 2020 due to COVID-19 put that dream — and the future of their tiny Thai Street Market — in doubt.

Sure, Jamie Rattanapamonsook had heard that social media marketing could bolster takeout orders. But how to do it?

“I felt overwhelmed,” said the mother of three home-schooled children. “I’m just not a tech kind of person.”

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