In the wake of the coronavirus, we’ve asked businesses to share their stories. The following is in the business owner’s own words. Submit your story here.
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Luke Black. He grew up in The Market Place restaurant, which has been in business for 40 years. He has owned it himself for four months.
How Would You Describe the Business? What Makes it Special?
“We are driven on ‘our customers are family,’ and ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ We do all sandwiches on the BEST toasted croissant you’ve ever had and it’s unique, and there’s tons of menu items you can’t get anywhere except here.”
How Have Regulations Affected Your Business? How Have You Adapted?
“The regulations have put a huge damper on me and everyone. The dining room is 60-70 percent of revenue on a daily basis, and that’s not here. We are offering pickup and delivery as we have for four yrs. We have an app, and links on Facebook and our website. We are just going day by day and doing whatever we can to figure out how to make it out on the other side of this. Prayer and positive thinking for sure.”
Tell us Anything Else We Should Know:
“The government is trying to help but lots and lots of businesses still need RELIEF, not loans. If not, some businesses won’t recover from this horrible situation. People have to support each other always, especially during this, and pray, pray, pray.”
Want to share your small business story? Submit it here.