Most entertainment and recreation venues suffered a major setback at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas back in mid-March.
Unlike a number of businesses, places like movie theaters, bowling alleys and more were deemed “non-essential” as part of statewide and county stay-at-home orders, forcing them to shut down for about two months.
Six months after the fact, customers have been steadily coming back to those businesses in Derby, though not quite at the same rate as before (due to a number of factors).
“We’re only able to operate with limited capacity, so nowe’re not full strength because we’re supposed to be at half occupancy,” said Derek Frazier, owner of Derby Bowl. “We’ve come back strong, it’s just we are limited to half occupancy.”
“It’s slowly trending back now that they’ve opened up some newer movies, not so much the retro. It’s trending back, but it still could be better,” said Derby Plaza…