“In every challenge there is opportunity”. This quote is often attributed to Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister, who stared Nazi Germany in the face and did not stand down until Britain was free. One can only imagine the difficult challenges that lay ahead of him as he sought to defend his country. But even as he did, he still felt there was opportunity to be found in that challenging time, and find it he did!
Facing the Challenge of COVID-19
Fast forward to 2020 in South Florida, and the COVID-19 quarantine. This new threat forced us to change the way we live and challenged many people in their day to day lives. Many businesses did not make it. We shared those that did not in an article entitle 20 Restaurants that Closed During the Pandemic. Despite the fact that many closed, others opened. They faced the challenge of COVID-19 in the face, much like Churchill did with Nazi Germany, and they won.
So who are these winners? Have a look at the list below of 13 businesses that beat the odds and opened their doors during the quarantine.
12 Businesses that Opened During the Pandemic
- Bluebelle Florals (Oakland Park)
- In a Pickle (Oakland Park)
- Hot of the Grill 17 (Fort Lauderdale)
- Kith & Co. (Oakland Park)
- Larb Thai-Isan (Fort Lauderdale)
- PS Green Vegan (Oakland Park)
- Rock Preserver (Fort Lauderdale)
- Synergistic Movement (Oakland Park)
- The Butcher’s Barrel (Oakland Park)
- The Mason Jar pub (Oakland Park)
- Tropibowls (Oakland Park)
- Zero Empty Spaces (Oakland Park)
Stop by and patronize theses so they continue to grow as we recover from the quarantine and move to infinity and beyond!! If you know of any other businesses that opened during quarantine, be sure to share their information in the comments section of this article.
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About the Author
Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for almost 33 years. In addition to publishing LivingInOaklandPark.com, Désirée publishes three other blogs and has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism. Désirée consistently professionally develops herself and has earned several different professional designations in real estate. She is esteemed by her real estate colleagues and has consistently received 5 star reviews from her clients. She helps clients in Oakland Park and throughout South Florida with their real estate endeavors. Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.
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