Local business booming first Fourth of July post-quarantine

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – We spoke to local businesses about how their first Fourth of July weekend went post-quarantine. Businesses have been having a hard time hiring new people, dealing with higher demands and shorter staffs.

We spoke to a few business owners down in downtown Augusta today. Many of them say this fourth of July weekend was a very busy one.

“I’ve never seen a turnout like that before, I mean it’s been a long time since I’ve seen a big turnout, but because of everything post-COVID, people getting vaccinated, people are feeling safer again, they’re starting to show up, it was nice to see that again,” said Manny Hatzis, executive chef at That Greek Chef.

Manny Hatzis runs a pop-up food business called That Greek Chef. He cooked all weekend and he says there’s been a lot of business.

“It was really nice to see this post-COVID pop, people coming in enjoying themselves, watching fireworks, it was really nice,” he said.

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