Lewisville - Flower Mound - Highland Village - April 2020

LEWISVILLE FLOWERMOUND HIGHLAND VILLAGE EDITION

VOLUME 3, ISSUE 6  APRIL 8MAY 5, 2020

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Local businesses nd ways to survive under COVID19 restrictions

ADAPTING TO CHANGE

BY OLIVIA LUECKEMEYER AND ANNA HEROD

Landon Forgette opened Coral Reef Coee Co. in Lewisville on March 11 as cases of the coronavi- rus began to emerge in the region. “I know it takes a couple of months to get your business going anyway,” Forgette said.

INSIDE For a timeline of events related to the coronavirus, see Page 21.

“But I’m a little worried. All my employees—I lit- erally just hired them, and then, this happened.”

Like many restaurant owners, he was forced to close shop and switch to delivery and curbside services. Other businesses, such as bars, lounges, gyms and salons, have shuttered altogether. Denton County’s stay-at-home

CORAL REEF COFFEE CO. OWNER LANDON FORGETTE WAS FORCED TO CLOSE HIS DININGROOMAND SWITCH TODELIVERY JUST DAYS AFTEROPENING IN LEWISVILLE. COURTESY LANDON FORGETTE

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Main Street Cafe owner encourages compassion Page 17 Texas governor declares public health disaster Page 21

‘We see a need in the community, and we want to help ll it.’ NATASHA DEHART Page 13

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