Back on her feet: Local shop owner starts to see customers come back after several rough weeks

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW)– It’s been a week since the protests at 21st and Arkansas. While the damage has been repaired, one shop owner says it has taken a toll on her business. For one store owner, the last few months have been tough.

First the coronavirus pandemic, then the protests last week have taken their toll on her business. Claudia Avila has owned Temptation Flower Shop for seven years.

Her business suffered during the pandemic and she says she looked forward to reopening.

“I was really excited to come into the shop and help people with whatever they needed,” said Avila.

However, Avila was only able to reopen for a couple of days before the protests started. She says the area around 21st and Arkansas has lots of family shops that were impacted.

“The people here really care, they’re nice and friendly so, it’s sad to see what happened last week,” she said.

Avila says she hopes in the next few weeks that more and more customers will come back to the 21st and Arkansas area.

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