According to most well-travelled judges, El Copitas, a Mexican-style bar in St Petersburg, stands alone in Russia.
But little more than five years ago, when Artem Peruk and his team were trying to launch the bar amid the Crimean crisis, which had crippled the country’s economy, he and his crew were forced to door-knock nearby bars to ask if they could borrow furniture so they could provide seats for their patrons. Not that they were legally allowed to serve people.
It’s a story of resilience, resolve and knowing the right people.
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