Albany Business District Sees Renewed Signs of Life as COVID Reopening Nears – CBS San Francisco

ALBANY (KPIX) — Two days from California’s COVID reopening and there’s a sense of progress and relief among the businesses in Albany’s Solano Avenue business district.

“This is our first … return from pandemic pop-up, so it’s really nice to see everyone come back out,” said Cory Shigeta with Always Aloha Shave Ice.

There was a long line for the Hawaiian-style shaved ice, amounting to a 45-minute wait for the pop-up store on Solano Avenue.

“It’s great! (The flavor is) strawberry and lychee,” said Berkeley resident Janice Kosel.

The long line reflected people’s comfort level with opening up and socializing.

“It’s a sign of progress. Yes, there’s more people coming out,” said American Canyon resident Grace Mejia.

Shigeta said that, as California reopens, they also plan to do more pop-ups.

“It is a solid sign of things getting back to normal,” Shigeta said.

“I’m really excited about the full reopening. We can seat…

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