Santa Cruz County residents and businesses moved to the less restrictive red tier Wednesday ... again. From working out to eating and drinking up, life moved closer to normal.
Santa Cruz County’s small business owners have done this dance before, multiple times, but this time feels different to most of them.
From downtown Santa Cruz favorite Zachary’s to Eastside institution the Silver Spur, breakfast spots wasted no time getting back into the delightfully greasy action with indoor dining at 25% capacity.
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Only three of nine Zach’s tables were currently occupied as of 8:45, a buzzing host reported. Meanwhile co-owner German Lopez at the Silver Spur said it felt like a piece of him has returned Wednesday — even if just a small piece."Oh, big time man — I feel like I missed a connection with the customers,” he said.
Cabrillo Fitness in Aptos could return to 10% capacity Wednesday — 35 people. The fitness club spent considerably on UV technology, along with ventilation and other safety features, and manager Shawn Johnston said it was just good to see a small hum of the gym back in motion. “We’ve been waiting for this,” he said.