TEMECULA, CA — Many local businesses that were forced to close amid the coronavirus pandemic have reopened, but the road has not been easy.
Recently, Patch launched a Local Business Information Center to keep residents updated about businesses in their area. The center allows businesses to upload information about their companies, hours of operation, contact information and more, so local consumers can find them.
Patch is reaching out to those business owners to find out more about their companies and what it's been like for them.
Here's one of those short stories:
Business Name: Jack Black Casino Dealer School, 27464 Commerce Center Drive, Suite I, Temecula
Owner: Peter Harrison, age 52
Patch: Tell us about Jack Black Casino Dealer School.
Peter: I've been in the casino business since 1987. I started my school in 2001, and I relocated to Temecula five years ago. Teaching is my passion. I train people to become casino dealers, locally and beyond. My students travel from San Diego, Palm Springs and LA.
Patch: Were you forced to shut down as a result of the coronavirus?
Peter: I was forced to close. I think it was Thursday, March 12th? I reopened around June 1st.
Patch: What are the biggest business challenges you've faced during the pandemic?
Peter: Putting the whole curriculum online. Sanitizing everything, constantly.
Patch: Is business returning to normal?
Peter: Yes, and it's picking up due to a demand for dealers right now.
Patch: What is your pricing like?
Peter: The cost of the Table Games course is $1,200. I normally do $300 down when you start and then $100 every two weeks afterward.
Patch: Best of luck Peter! How can people reach you?
Peter: Jack Black Casino Dealer School is located at 27464 Commerce Center Drive, Suite I, in Temecula. The website address is www.jackblackonline.com. For more information, call 909-825-3325 or email Info@jackblackonline.com. People can also check out the school on social media.