San Jose Strong
Our community has taken a hit during this pandemic and shelter in place. Some of our favorite businesses may never open their doors ever again. In San Jose alone, we have one of the highest rates of business closures since March according to San Jose Spotlight.
Small businesses have been taking hit after hit. Initially, we thought this shelter in place was going to last 3 weeks. Then it lasted a month. Then 6 months. Now we are almost at one full year of this. The shelter in place order was just extended another 4 weeks here in the bay area.
Businesses have pivoted so much during these past 9 months. We’ve seen it first hand. Along with being the clinic director of Pascal Chiropractic, I am also the in-house chiropractor at Labarre Studios off of The Alameda. Their owner Lisa and the rest of their staff have been changing with the ever changing guidelines. From having all classes virtual, to being able to have in person classes outside, to being able to be in the studio for a hot second, to taking it back outside and live streaming classes. They have found every way to keep the community moving. It has been an amazing yet devastating thing to watch.
We are just happy that places like Labarre have been resilient. That there are so many people fighting for our small businesses to stay open and keep operating.
We believe that our community is strong and can get through this, but it will take all of us to help out. The past few months, we have been leaving tabs at various local businesses to hopefully help them and help our wonderful community thrive.
We have placed $100 tabs at places like Chromatic Coffee, Academic Coffee, Fractal Flora, Crema, Scott’s Chowder House, Paper Moon Cafe in DTSJ, Willow Glen Creamery, Nirvana Soul and more. We will continue to open tabs or give our gift cards for as long as we can.
If you want to keep an eye on where the next tab will be, make sure to follow us on Facebook (@PascalChiropractic) or on instagram (@_pascalchiro)