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 are finding ways to overcome and adapt to keep their doors open, while at the same time, help those around them.
Similarly, businesses 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 that are still open and finding unique ways to serve the community.
With all of this in mind, let's take a look at Good Neighbors Meeting House! Over the past month this cafe situated in the heart of Colorado Springs has transitioned in a big way to meet the needs of its surrounding community by adding a market to supply essential goods to any and all that may need them.
When the current crisis shut down dine-in options, GN Meeting House quickly shifted gears to include a market; a plan that was landed on because it made sense in a business capacity, it helped provide security for the company's staff, and perhaps most importantly, it answered an important need for the neighborhood.
"This place has been a lifeline for this community," commented one customer.
GN Meeting House plans to continue on with its market even as Colorado transitions towards dine-in options once again.
"I think maybe one of the biggest lessons for us is that a neighborhood market is a good thing in any circumstance," finished Russ Ware, co-owner of the business.
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