The grand opening celebration wasn’t as large as we anticipated, because we had to keep things small in order to maintain social distance
My sibling and I opened a coffee bar a few weeks ago, even under the strain of Coronavirus. The people I partnered with and I spent 18 months on the whole deal, from the construction of the building to the choice of the beans for our brew. And nothing was going to stop our sibling and I from opening the coffee bar, not even the coronavirus! When it came time to get ready to open, we bought more than 2 HEPA air cleaners to put in the building. The people I partnered with and I put a single HEPA air cleaner at the front door and another HEPA air cleaner at each end of the building. The people I partnered with and I also updated to a much better air filter in the heating, ventilation and A/C system. The people I was with and I spent about $5,000 to make all of the necessary updates and changes, so we could still open as soon as the quarantine rules were lifted… Then my sibling and I planned to open in the middle of March, however we didn’t open until June 15th, the afternoon the ban was finally lifted. The grand opening celebration wasn’t as large as we anticipated, because we had to keep things small in order to maintain social distance. Even still, our first few weeks of sales have been amazing and we have no doubt it was the right method to open the coffee bar despite all challenges. Most of our sales are from car drive-up, however a few people have come indoors to check out the building and meet the staff, but everyone in the community has greeted us with positive vibes and the coffee beans fill the entire street with a sweet aroma.