Waiting for it, continued

  • Olivia Bobb, staff member at the Bob Freesen YMCA (Y), stands behind the reception area. The Y reopened Monday, June 1 with restricted hours of Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Note, however, that 1 - 2 p.m. is closed daily for cleaning.
  • The HandleBar Pizza & Pub has taken the opportunity to remodel during the shutdown. Not only is the inside revamped, but also the business has added doors on the north side that lead to their patio. The patio is open for diners and the kitchen generally closes at 9 p.m., weather depending. Staff members Kelly Birdsell, left, and Tammy Whewell show off The HandleBar’s tandem bicycle, part of the new décor.
  • Staff at Charlie’s Ice Cream Shop took the opportunity to enjoy some soft-serve while positioned six feet apart. From left to right are Mollie Allen, Breanne Kaufmann and Sydney Hembrough. They swore it was purely a coincidence that each wore her “Dog Days of Summer 2019” shirt from Charlie’s; still, it worked for the picture that day. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 - 9 p.m.
  • Jeff Newman poses behind the counter at The Fresh Press. Newman said that patrons might now enter the business, in addition to curbside pickup and online ordering. The hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., plus Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Vickie McClure, Kim Still and Tyler Maul enjoyed a rooftop luncheon at the Handle Bar in Jacksonville.
  • Peggy Turke displays a box of decorated sugar cookies and a jumbo gourmet birthday cake cookie at No Regrets Cookies. The business is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Patrons were able to buy online while they were closed; they may still shop online but can also enter brick-and-mortar to purchase. Turke says, “We’ve revamped the inside so there is more space and less contact.”

Photos/Kyla Hurt
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Last week’s edition of The Source featured some photos from area businesses that have waited for COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to ease up. Finally able to reopen and maintaining restrictions, a slough of local shops, salons and eateries have unlocked their doors to customers once again.

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