Local small businesses are struggling.
The once bustling Donut Station was the morning spot for parents to stop and buy boxes of donuts for schools, churches, work.
I know through personal experience, bringing a pink box of a dozen donuts for colleagues to take ‘over the hill’ makes people’s day a little brighter, especially when they see that they’re from my beach community of Capitola!
While these shared food items were once frequently gifted, sheltering in place has created a difficult environment, even for items that were always take-out.
I hope you will have an opportunity to visit Donut Station in #Capitola. Hope you enjoy my video interviews too as I wish to highlight how business owners are adapting and showing quiet strength of resilience
Note: the first 100 people who show up at the Donut Station can get a free donut on me, just mention my name and that you saw them! Cheers~ Be well!
Local Small Businesses – Highlighting small businesses that help create and enrich life and community.
Growing up in San Francisco, my parents were ambitious immigrant entrepreneurs hungry to show the world that they were proud Americans and small business owners of both Sanppo Restaurant in Japantown and Biodent Ceramics, a small dental lab on 450 Sutter. As we shelter in place I reflect back on my childhood, we struggled with each turn of the economy and my father emphasized the importance of taking care of his employees and their families; He defined success, and deeply embedded in me his work ethic and care for the family in both companies and when the economy went sour, he would always lend a helping hand during hardship. I think most will agree that restaurateurs are dreamers with a vision to bring a community together. This is what owner Gabriella Castro of Tacos Moreno does for Capitola Village.
Being an entrepreneur is never easy. Doing so while sheltering in place it’s even more difficult. I hope you’ll have an opportunity to visit Tacos Moreno 3 & hope you enjoy my video too!
Let me know if I can help you in any way I can.