- June 14, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
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…