‘Its been a rollercoaster.’ – Small businesses in Hudson Valley get ready to reopen

Retailers in the mid-Hudson region are free to open their stores for curbside pickup, as the first phase of a gradual reopening begins to filter to the downstate area.

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2020, 9:27 PM

Updated 1,458 days ago

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Retailers in the mid-Hudson region are free to open their stores for curbside pickup, as the first phase of a gradual reopening begins to filter to the downstate area.
News 12’s Diane Caruso spoke with some small businesses in Nyack about their journeys through the pandemic.
"it's been a roller coaster. But I feel like this is all worth committing to," said Maria Luisa Whittingham about her boutique, which has been in the community for more than 30 years.
"My customers are my family and friends. I miss them," said Beverly Gopin, of Metal and Stone Jewelers. "More than anything, I want everyone to be safe. Not only my customers, but also my family."
Manal Flournoy, of Runway on the Hudson, had to make a tough choice, but she decided to close her shop for online sales only.
"It's hard to say goodbye to my space because I loved my space. But I had to use my head instead of my heart,” she said.
 
 
 


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