Local business : Cynthia Barcomi: Corona killed my deli
The woman who brought American baked goods to Berlin 25 years ago talks about her decision to close her Mitte deli at the start of the pandemic.
Berlin - Barcomi's on Bergmannstraße is full, almost every outside seat is occupied. Founder and manager Cynthia Barcomi seems relaxed – the hard times are behind her: she decided early on in the pandemic to shutter her deli in Mitte. What remains is the main outlet in Kreuzberg. Barcomi talks about the recent past, her plans and the uncertainty of how to face the winter season as a restaurateur in times of corona.
Berliner Zeitung: Almost three months have passed since the closure of your successful deli in the Sophie-Gips-Höfe in Mitte. You made this decision very quickly – you closed even though you weren't insolvent.