For businesses that opened in 2019 right before the pandemic hit, what does normal look like?
That seems to be the biggest question on many Marion business owners’ minds right now as COVID-19 restrictions continue to be reduced. Last year at this time, mask requirements were being posted on store doors. And in some ways, that’s still the case right now, but in a different fashion.
Instead of signs asking customers to wear their face masks, it’s signs telling those who have been vaccinated they can finally remove their face mask. Though the caution tape on the floor for social distancing can still be found and hand sanitizer seems to be never going out of style after the pandemic, lines and wait lists have actually returned to businesses and restaurants.
If someone were to take a quick walk in downtown on the weekend, they’d find families waiting for a table at Taste of Memphis Barbeque. Just across the street, a group of friends is having an afternoon…