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Recipe for Pandemic Survival as a Small Business? Reinvention

  • The former Bistro 108 in downtown La Grange will not re-open. Instead the owners are combining Bistro 108 into their existing operation down Main Street, Celebrations.
    The former Bistro 108 in downtown La Grange will not re-open. Instead the owners are combining Bistro 108 into their existing operation down Main Street, Celebrations.
  • Susan Kuehler and Mike McCathern, the wife and husband co-owners of Bistro 108 and Celebrations in downtown La Grange work together to chop up local produce for a salsa that was part of one of their Saturday Supper Club events, a reinvention of their former restaurant roles.Photos by Jeff Wick
    Susan Kuehler and Mike McCathern, the wife and husband co-owners of Bistro 108 and Celebrations in downtown La Grange work together to chop up local produce for a salsa that was part of one of their Saturday Supper Club events, a reinvention of their former restaurant roles.Photos by Jeff Wick
Susan Kuehler has come up with an interesting way to describe the current state of affairs for small businesses amidst the ongoing pandemic. “It’s like the dinosaurs: adapt or die. And we don’t want to die,” she said. Kuehler and her husband Mike McCathern co-own Bistro 108 restaurant and Celebrations wine bar in downtown La Grange, which they have decided to consolidate into the Celebrations…

 

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