Julie Wineinger knows the ins and outs of managing bulk ice cream orders.

In the age of the coronavirus pandemic, she’s calculating: How many potatoes equal a pound?

Wineinger closed Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop last month when D.C. imposed sharp restrictions on dine-in food service. She worried her small store in the city’s Petworth neighborhood would get cramped with customers perusing for their favorite pints. And she wanted her staff members to be able to file for unemployment benefits before the system got inundated.


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