In March 2020, the city of San Francisco imposed shelter-in-place.  Most of our employees were furloughed. Maruya's four panel glass windows were shattered and tagged with graffiti.  Just like many small local business,  Maruya was battered. In the midst of it all, America is experiencing a great overdue social upheavel and an economy that is skating on the edge. 

Against the backdrop of such unprecedented times, I can see the concerns, the fears, the stress, the uncertainties on the eyes of my employees.  They look to us for some semblance of normalcy during this different and difficult phase of everyone's lives.  Through these challenging times, Emiko and I find strength from our employees, from our friends, from friends whom we have yet to meet and from our guests.