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 Switchback Coffee Roasters, which has been working diligently over the past two months to support both the Springs community and those front-line workers that are working to keep our city safe and healthy.
Over the past two months Switchback, like many other small businesses inside the Springs, has worked to adapt. For this coffee shop that meant opening up a market for a time to serve the needs of the community while supporting their staff and also partnering with local churches and organizations to provide free coffee to healthcare workers and first responders.
"Our goal is, if we can alter their day for a couple of days, that would be a really encouraging thing; heck yeah we want to do that," stated Brandon DelGrosso, owner of the shop.
Now that the shop is open for dine-in options once again, the team is working hard to renew, revitalize, and restore that sense of in-person community that has been missing in so many places since the current crisis has forced many into isolation.
The shop is still providing free coffee to our front-line workers and will continue to do so until their funds formed from their partnerships run dry.
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