Retail businesses take different paths as state opens
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Retailers could begin to reopen across Alabama. It’s part of Gov. Kay Ivey’s safer-at-home plan that went into effect at 5 p.m. Thursday.

There is no denying Hair Queen’s products are in demand. During a global pandemic, cars lined up on University Drive to get what they need.

“We’ve been able to satisfy their essential products that they need, as much as possible, but it’s nowhere near as coming get what you need at the time that you need it without any ‘oh what do I need;," said owner Anwar Asmar.

To help bring them back, he’s keeping the business open Monday night so his customers can walk through that front door.

He says he’ll be limiting the store to 10 customers at a time and is stocked with hand santizer and social distancing markers.

“I feel like we have a social responsibility to do things correctly and do things a little slower,” said owner Suzanne Taylor.

When asked if talking advantage of this big opening weekend could mean a lot, she said, "It could, it could, it could bring us up probably 10 or 15 percent, but people’s lives are more important than making some extra money.”

The owner of Hair Queen says he's been pleased with the way state leaders have juggling safety and the economy.


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