JK’s Roadhouse in Redwood finally gets to celebrate Business of the Year recognition | Business

REDWOOD — The mother-daughter tandem finally got to celebrate recognition as Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year, months after they won it during a time COVID-19 was everywhere and the manager tested positive for the virus.

JK’s Roadhouse on Route 26 was named 2020 Business of the Year about 13 months ago. It was May of last year, a time when salons were nearly defying state restrictions, farmers were dumping milk and a loving couple was donating their wedding reception food to health care workers.

Charlene Kring, manager of JK’s, was about to test positive for COVID-19. Something of a COVID-19 cluster was making its way across the St. Lawrence River. Ms. Kring had been working 70 hours a week in a place that followed strict guidelines, but the one time she went out to dinner to get a break, she got the virus. The result is their restaurant closing for two weeks.

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