As the coronavirus began spreading in Colorado in early March, businesses across the board had to either close or severely alter their operations to comply with regulations. Even as COVID-19 regulations ease, local business owners continue to feel the effects of the temporary closure.
Patio Pancake Place, 640 U.S. 50, closed March 17 under the direction of Gov. Jared Polis.
Manager Dan Peacock said they assisted laid-off employees with filing unemployment claims if needed. The business also gave away all of its fresh produce and bread to employees and their families. Thousands of fresh eggs were donated to the community.