COLORADO SPRINGS — There's no arguing that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed a massive portion of our daily lives.
In the midst of these changes, many local businesses and organizations are finding ways to overcome and adapt to keep their doors open, while at the same time, helping those around them.
Similarly those hit hard are reporting a tremendous outpouring of support from the community.
This outpouring reminding all of us that while this global epidemic has changed so much, it HASN'T changed people's desire for community.
This is We're Open Colorado, a segment dedicated to highlighting local businesses and organizations that are still open or are reopening and finding ways to serve the community.
With all of this in mind, let's take a look at Building Three Coffee which has opened its doors for dine-in options once again and is one more business providing Colorado Springs with that vital since of community, while maintaining health safety standards, that we have all been missing so much throughout the COVID crisis.
The Springs based business is operating the full gauntlet of safety measures required while also trying to provide that home-away-from-home vibe, as one customer put it, to any and all that walk through the door.
"Seeing the hustle and bustle and just seeing people run back and forth, just kind of active and fun; it just feels good to be in the mix of community," commented one long-time regular to the shop.
"I think people want regular back, I think they want their involvement back," stated Sean Buckle, owner of Building Three Coffee. "There's connection there, there's relationship there, and they feel a sense of belonging and they feel a sense of being loved, and I think people miss that."
Those working at the establishment hope fervently that the Springs, as a whole, doesn't forget these times, doesn't forget how it felt to be separated from the places we like to frequent and that people will remember that we can continue to make it through together.
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