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Pistachios is currently applying for the Covid Rescue Fund Grant to help our small business reopen.
How does the grant work?
Thanks to all of our amazing clients and community members, Pistachios has received enough votes to move forward in the grant process! Meaning, now we need our supporters to donate to us. Any and all donations will be matched by the Covid Rescue Fund!
Pistachios is a contemporary art jewelry and objects gallery that was in downtown Chicago and has been curating artists from around the world for over 25 years.
The Covid period was brutal for our business. We were closed for 6 months and had zero rent relief from our landlord. On top of that, we were looted on August 10, 2020 during the riots. Insurance covered a very small amount of the loss. Because of Covid and the riots downtown Chicago’s foot traffic dropped to ghost town levels. Even though we were able to reopen our doors for Christmas season on December 2, it was clear that the lack of customers didn’t make the business viable and we closed permanently in January 2021. We had to vacate a storefront that we had occupied for 24 years.
While we operate an online store, it is crucial for us to reopen. Many of our clients like to see the product in person. This grant would allow us to reopen and create a comforting environment for our clients.
We want to thank all of our clients that have voted for us already and that have donated to our small business. We love what we do and we love our artists, and we're not done with our mission as a gallery.
Feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or concerns. We'd love to hear from you!