Downtown Grand Junction sees increase in business from Free to Choose resolution

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People are pounding the pavement in Downtown Grand Junction. Under the Free to Choose Resolution, many businesses have masks as recommendation instead of a requirement.

People are glad to transition back into the normal they know and love.

“I think it’s been nice, just being able to walk downtown and see everyone’s wonderful faces,” Daniella Turner expresses, “It’s nice not just be looking at eyes and be like ‘Are they smiling at me or are they giving me a stank face?” You know? You kinda get to be more friendlier. It’s great to see faces again.”

Lifted COVID restrictions have some excited to make plans again.

“I can’t wait to see people; go to Mexico and be able to enjoy people and enjoy interactions. That’s the biggest thing,” Aaron Howard shares.

Downtown businesses are looking forward to the start of something great.

“After seeing crowds of people embrace their freedom to choose, downtown businesses are choosing to embrace everything this phase has for them,” Cora Dickey reports.

Businesses like Main Street Cafe appreciate being slammed this weekend. The timing of “Free To Choose” is perfect as its staff gears up for the grand reopening May 1. From a sight of continued support, partners see business going to new heights this season.

“We couldn’t have picked a better weekend to do the re-grand opening, as far as timing,” Michael Barkoczy believes, “Our community support is absolutely crazy good here, to support local businesses that are closed. You don’t find that in a lot of places. I love this community.”

Business is booming for Downtown Grand Junction with an expectation to have COVID under control.

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