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- Tryston Stretton, the co-owner of a restaurant in Joburg’s hippy suburb of Melville, has offered a searingly blunt description of how his eatery has managed to survive the Covid-19 lockdown that has ripped through the economy;
- The restaurant kept menu items simple and prices affordable, with the top-selling item being the R40 “recession breakfast”;
- Other eateries in Melville’s famous 7th Street have, sadly, not survived;
- The Melville story is a proxy for South Africa’s economic decline as the script of vanishing businesses has played out across the country.