GUERNEVILLE (KPIX) — For enterprise homeowners in downtown Guerneville, this weekend must be the kickoff to the summer season vacationer season. This 12 months, that’s one thing a number of locals usually are not concerned with.
“We would like individuals to return, I imply I do, I need individuals to return,” stated Michael Volpatt, who owns Large Backside Market. “However I need them to be accountable and secure about it — and please don’t go to my Safeway and clear all the pieces out.”
Nonetheless, tourism is a key income for native companies, as Crista Luedtke proprietor of Boon Eat + Drink identified.
“I believe a number of the group not being in favor of tourism is a difficult one. On the similar time, I believe we’ve to do it for this group to outlive — for us enterprise homeowners to outlive,” she stated.
Different enterprise homeowners instructed tips for anybody who does resolve to journey right here from past the fast space.
“When you’re going to return — as a result of we all know you’re going to return — please behave … to maintain us and our group members secure,” Volpatt stated.
For instance, put on a masks and don’t filter grocery retailer aisles — one thing we’ve seen in different Northern California vacationer locations.
“When you’re going to return right here, convey your personal meals — persons are challenged sufficient by going to the grocery retailer. It makes them nervous and anxious,” Volpatt stated.
There have been loads of individuals on the town Saturday. The river was busy and parking spilled out of Armstrong Redwoods onto close by roadways. So, with new freedom in Section 2, native companies try to make the most of that visitors.
“How many individuals is just too many individuals? I actually don’t know the reply to that query. I imply, I can’t purchase (social-distancing) circles, that’s what I do,” Volpatt stated.