Pandemic Provided Novato Shop Owner Lessons in Business and Life – CBS San Francisco

NOVATO (KPIX) — A year ago, many businesses were shut down and isolated from their customers. Now, with the end of the state’s tier-restrictions just days away, one business owner in the town of Novato reflected on her pandemic experience and her struggle to survive.

If there is a Main Street in Novato, it is Grant Avenue. A year ago, the street was largely empty and most of the shops dark. It was illegal for customers to enter.

Today signs of life have returned. People are walking the sidewalks again and diners are eating at restaurants as they listen to live music. While not every business survived, those that did are being embraced by a grateful public.

“You know, you see restaurants that couldn’t make it and there are a few favorites of ours here on Grant that have,” said resident Brett Jones. “So it’s good to see that they made it through the struggles and they’re coming out,” said resident Brett Jones.

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