Gopher’s is keeping up with customers trying to keep up with yard work
Dale LaBounty, owner at Gopher’s Shop, waits for customers to pick up, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Spokane. LaBounty said on major repair work he’s backed up six weeks. They are so busy it is taking 11 business days just for a tune up. He said this is one of the busiest years he’s ever had with everyone stuck at home.
Acupuncturist has kept practice open during pandemic
Jacob Godwin, an acupuncturist, situates his glasses above an N95 mask as he does with each patient at Godwin Acupuncture in Spokane. Because pain management, the goal of acupuncture, is deemed essential, Godwin has been open through the shutdown.
Digital Imaging Solutions owner prepares for new normal of office supplies
Penny Antonelli-Flegel had been an employee of Digital Imaging Solutions for 20 years before purchasing the business in February. As a new business owner, she was able to survive the COVID-19 pandemic by securing a PPP loan and setting up employees to work from home before the stay at home order went into effect.
Garland Theater receives massive scrub for 75th birthday
Jasmine Barnes, general manager of the Garland Theater, holds cleaning supplies as she poses for a photo on Thursday at the Garland Theater in Spokane. The Garland Theater staff is using its PPP loan to deep clean the theater.
Owners of Baby Bar and Neato Burrito focus on domestic life while waiting for safer time to reopen
Tim Lannigan and Patty Tully stand in their restaurant, Neato Burrito, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in downtown Spokane. The pair have closed their restaurant, which also has the attached Baby Bar, and are waiting to see what happens, while making some needed repairs.
Perry Street boutique Veda Lux innovates by returning to roots
Summer Hightower, owner of Veda Lux poses for a photo on Monday, May 18, 2020, in Spokane. Hightower calls uses the vintage bags to make fashion deliveries to customers’ doorsteps in what she calls a Fashion Snack Pack and in her hand are online orders.
Uncle’s has puzzled together a pandemic business plan
Kyle Kemble, president of Uncle’s Games, is photographed with puzzle inventory in the basement of the Liberty Building, Tues. May 12, 2020. Uncle’s Game’s is adapting to the pandemic by offering pick up and delivery of puzzles and board games. They also created a discord server with weekly tournaments, game night and hobby parties so that regulars who game at Uncle’s can continue to do so virtually.
With no lessons and few sales, music store finds new way to stay busy
Debbie and Robin Amend, of Amend Music Center, have spend part of their spring cleaning and sanitizing these musical instruments from North Central High School during the COVID-19 pandemic on Saturday.