Gyms, Restaurants & Music, Oh my! It’s not just the flowers that are opening up here in Park City. Businesses are starting to re-emerge from COVID lockdown. Utah has gone from level RED to level ORANGE. We’re seeing restaurants prepare their outdoor seating. Local coffee shops have reopened. Stores on Main Street are slowly figuring out how they can get back to business. Gyms are offering classes again, all be it with limited class sizes.
These are all good things for local business owners. And Park City is a town that puts a high priority on supporting local business,.
Yet, with so much of the country still operating under “shelter-in-place,” we don’t want to celebrate these small advances too loudly. We all have friends and family in places like New York and we appreciate that they are nowhere near ready to enjoy the social and business freedoms that we’re starting to get back to. They still a long road ahead of them…As do we all.
We are still wearing masks to the market, and we're seeing larger events cancelled for a while. Park City is know for fantastic concerts, both paid for and free. And many of these are on hold. Yet, we’ve also seen pop-up stages happening here and there where locals are playing for neighbors. And Mountain Town Stages is “toying around with the concept called the Door to Door Tour 2020 and essentially will bring the concerts to the people.”
From the start of COVID, virtually every Park City local was saying things like, “if we have to go through this, we’re so lucky to go through it here.” And as restrictions here begin to relax, that sentiment remains.
We are lucky, indeed.
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