Back in 2014, I began working on a story about her. As her restaurant stalled continuously, the story never came to fruition, but I’d like to share some snippets from my time with her.
Step one was navigating the city’s tangled permitting system, which meant meeting with city officials in an empty conference room at City Hall.
I took this photo of her during that first meeting. I think it captures her incredulity at the city’s red tape. 3/ instagram.com/p/lxZoPDC9Fe/
(She would call my cell and when I picked up, she'd say, "Oh hey sweetie do you still work at the paper?")
But she told me to wait for a sec.