Henrico business owner ‘excited for Phase Two, but delays reopening doors

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jun 05, 2020

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- As most of Virginia moved into Phase Two of reopening Friday, Kevin Jackson, owner of 'Juice Bar, Plant Based Health' in West Broad Village, said his business would begin the process of opening their doors next week.

On Friday, Jackson opted to continue with curbside pickups and delivers only. But he said he's excited for the next step.

"We’re looking forward to Phase Two and getting our doors open back up again but doing it safely," said Jackson. "Ensuring that everyone is wearing a mask, staying six feet apart... also we are going to continue to encourage curbside and calling orders -- curbside pickup and deliveries."

Jackson said some of the changes coronavirus forced them to make became a hit with customers -- and may continue even after the business fully reopens.

"We haven’t historically done deliveries in our business. We’ve added that. And customers -- I don’t think I’m going to be able to stop doing that anytime soon," Jackson said.

Under phase two, restaurants can have indoor seating at 50 percent capacity, gyms can open at 30 percent capacity, and the 10 person limit on social gatherings can increase to 50.

Masks are still required.

The City of Richmond remains in Phase One of reopening.