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Indiana business owners express frustration over latest COVID-19 surge

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INDIANAPOLIS — Some Indiana business owners say they’re frustrated by this most recent surge of COVID-19, with several seeing their sales take a hit.

“We were getting back to what we would consider normal,” said Danielle Cooney, owner and manager of Small Batch Soups by Soupremacy in downtown Indianapolis.

Up to 85% of Small Batch Soups’ business comes during lunchtime from nearby offices and conventions, Cooney said. But recently, some people who used to work in those offices full-time are working from home.

“Today was an excessively slow day,” she expressed. “I can’t do a week or a month of a day like today.”

Business at Small Batch Soups is down at least 25% since June, Cooney said.

Cooney said she wants to see more people get vaccinated if they can, adding that she wouldn’t be opposed to another mask mandate to help slow the spread…

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