Tulsa businesses struggle as COVID-19 numbers continue to rise

TULSA, Okla. — COVID-19 numbers are rising again in Green Country. And as numbers continue to rise, businesses are struggling.

Brian Kurtz with Downtown Tulsa Partnership says two businesses have closed within the past three weeks, Glacier Dessert Bar and Lassalle’s New Orleans Deli. Two small businesses have also recently closed during the pandemic.

Kurtz says that downtown’s businesses are struggling because many employers and employees are working from home. This lead to less foot traffic, creating a major impact.

Despite this, Kurtz says downtown Tulsa is booming. More people are living downtown, and 95% of the businesses downtown are locally owned.

Several businesses have opened during the pandemic:

  • Cherry Street Kitchen
  • In the Raw Vu
  • The French Hen
  • Basque
  • Sandos
  • La Tertulia
  • Shiloh’s
  • Dracula Sandwich
  • Notion Coffee
  • Sona Coffee
  • Inheritance Juicery
  • Cura Cafe

Kurtz adds that more businesses are scheduled to open this year.

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