MICHIGAN CITY — Hats off to an nameless donor who stepped in to pay the lease of Chef Bizzaro Millinery in downtown Michigan Metropolis by April, permitting it to outlive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Proprietor Amanda Joyner thanked the benefactor or benefactors in a tearful video posted on Instagram.
“I do not even know what to say. Somebody simply paid my lease for my store, so I might maintain making hats there by April,” she mentioned. “Whoever you’re, thanks. Thanks, I actually admire. Significantly, from the underside of my coronary heart thanks. It was going to suck leaving. I had come to phrases with it, however like … Thanks a lot whoever you’re, thanks. I do not even know what to say.”
Chef Bizzaro Millinery sells hand-made hats, fascinators and quirky headware at 717 Franklin St. within the Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts in downtown Michigan Metropolis. After having constructed a clientele by Etsy, the enterprise sells its hats everywhere in the world, together with to attendees of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, British weddings and different formal events.
Joyner’s many creations embrace fedoras, perchers, pillbox hats, cocktail hats, flight caps and Halloween costumes that embrace a swirling deck of playing cards, demon horns and an Edward Scissorhands topiary headpiece.
The enterprise additionally has hosted lessons on make hats and ugly Christmas sweater headbands.