Hello everyone. The world is a bit crazy and uncertain right now, and I wanted to let you all know what’s happening here at You’re 86. Both of the bars I work for and use to record in person episodes are being forced to close for now. Everyone in our industry is struggling right now, and it has been understandably difficult to schedule interviews. We are all going to have to take this day by day.
I am working to implement a remote recording system and I intend to continue to produce episodes, especially related to our current situation and the immediate struggles our industry is facing. Please stay tuned and bear with my as the situation unfolds.
We will all get through this together. The community and camaraderie is see in this industry is what keeps me serving. This is a time to stay connected and support each other and our communities. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or if you would like to share what’s going on at your bar or in your market. I will do my best to help from home.
I know one of the biggest concerns we have is financial hardship. I will continue to post resources as I find them. California at least has waved the one week waiting period for unemployment benefits to those of us affected by this emergency. Also The USBG National Charity Foundation has set up an Bartender Emergency Assistance Program which you can apply for whether you’re a member or not.
Stay strong, stay healthy, wash your hands and we will all get through this together.