As numerous businesses reopened their doors for the first time in months, many are hopeful Tuesday marks the beginning of a new day in Palm Beach County.
The county officially began Phase 2 of its COVID-19 recovery plan, reopening more of its economy after seeing a downward trend in coronavirus cases over the past two months. Palm Beach County became the first in the tri-county area to move toward the next reopening phase. Now, many businesses are feeling a “glimmer at the end of the tunnel” following the lengthy closures.
Among those now open for business is Boca Raton’s Game of Zones, a family entertainment center with bowling lanes, arcade games, laser tag and bumper cars. “It feels hopeful,” said Clara Andrade, a co-owner. “It’s great to be able to actually open doors again since we’re a new business.”
The center was forced to temporarily shutter operations due to the pandemic — just one year after opening. But with the Palm Beach County moving into Phase 2, Andrade said she’s ready to get back on her feet.