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Solvang businesses re-open, see visitors once again

Posted at 4:09 PM, May 25, 2020

The city of Solvang is once again filling with people.

Businesses back open after having to close up shop in March say they still have a long way to go to get back to “business as usual.”

People visiting from out of town say they feel good about being in the Danish town.

“We’re pretty much keeping the social distance and we’re wearing our masks and then we have our hand sanitizer, so pretty much I’m feeling a little bit safe with those precautions,” said Ivette Nava Rios from Anaheim.

Sue Manning, the owner of Elma’s Dress Shop, which was close for two months, says she thinks things will be OK as long as people follow the rules.

“I think people are ready to get out, they’re ready to get going. I think this has gone on too long. We just need to follow the rules,” she said.

Solvang City officials in March estimated the city in two months could lose more than $1 million in TOT and sales tax revenue.

The City also laid off eight employees.