RUSH, Colorado — 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 the Rush Cafe which has reopened recently in the town of Rush under the direction of a man with the last name of, you guessed it, Rush. The newly reopened cafe is working to provide essentials to those in the area.
Jason Rush has been dreaming of owning his own restaurant for quite some time and has had his eye on this longstanding establishment for about a year.
First opened in the 1960s, the cafe has provided a gathering and meeting place for the community for a number of decades.
The fact that Jason shares a name with the establishment that he reopened in March is, as he puts it, "Purely coincidental."
It's clearly not an easy time for restaurants or new businesses, but even so the cafe is working to provide resources for the community.
"If anyone needs bulk groceries or things like that, I figure I get a truck every Tuesday and Thursday and I might as well add on what everyone needs," stated Jason.
Since opening the doors again in March, he says he has received an amazing amount of support and he doesn't plan to go anywhere.
"I'm here to stay you know? There's nothing that's going to stop me, this is my dream and I'm making it happen."
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