Waiting for it

  • Rhonda Kircher, owner of Just Good Trade, stands in her reopened store. Her hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For those leery of getting out, she is still accepting shopping through the store’s Facebook page and will deliver, as well. Kircher added that she wanted to say, “Thanks to all those who continued to support us via Facebook shopping and delivery while the storefront was closed.”
  • Uppercuts Barbershop & Salon uses an app called Booksy for most appointments, says Connor Godar, a barber at Uppercuts. Seen here, Godar says to call him at 217-371-1626 and he can send a link for the app. Otherwise, hours for the shop vary. Contact Clayton  “JR” Whitaker for an appointment at 217-883-8684. More
  • On the Clip Side is one of the many salons now opened and playing catch-up. Pictured are Jennifer Cox, left, and Megan Piper, right. Many stylists have been working extra long hours to recover all the time lost with regular clients. “Most that were on the cancellation lists have been seen or are on the books. It’s going pretty smooth,” said Cox.
  • Kellie York stands near a variety of styles of shorts that are new in Brick Barn Boutique. It’s great to be open again, she says. Along with Jordan York, the two owners have reopened with the following hours: Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Home Girls will keep summer hours through the end of July, says owner Julie Rowe, seen here behind the counter at her store. Summer hours are 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Rowe says she is still offering curbside pickup and local deliveries by request; those interested can message the store on Facebook or Instagram, @homegirlsboutique.
  • Joe Guarrera arranges new merchandise at the downtown location of the Antiquarius shops. At this time, the downtown shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, while the State Street location is open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday only or by appointment.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings is just one of several restaurants that has created a blocked off eating area to comply with social distancing rules.

Many area businesses have waited for this. Finally able to reopen and maintaining restrictions, a slough of local shops, salons and eateries have unlocked their doors to customers once again.

Photos/Kyla Hurt

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