CHICAGO (CBS) — One pizzeria in Wicker Park isn’t just baking pies.
They’re also helping to fight the coronavirus by making face shields.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: New Cases Have Nearly Doubled In The Past Month; Infection Rate At Highest Point Since January
“People don’t expect that from a pizza shop, but like, that’s the old world,” said Dimitri Syrkin-Nikolau, owner of Dimo’s Pizza. “We’re in the new world now. And that was what was needed.”READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
Dimo’s Pizza is baking face shields in the pizza ovens, melting acrylic, molding it and adding straps.
Producing the PPE helped save jobs after the pizzeria lost 70% of its revenue.MORE NEWS: 2 Police Shootings In 2 days In Rockford
Syrkin-Nikolau said it was just important to take care of each other and help.