Businesses begin to open in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — On Monday night Rapid City’s, city council passed an ordinance to allow businesses to re-open, under specific guidelines. Businesses all over the city are breathing a sigh of relief as life is taking a step towards normalcy.

Businesses are still to practice social distancing and will only allow half of the maximum occupancy in facilities at once.

Benjamin Klinkel, the owner of Tally’s Silver Spoon and Delmonico, decided to open both of his restaurants immediately, inviting people in at noon on Tuesday.

He is following guidelines and all his employees are wearing masks.

“We’re going to talk to all of our guests and make sure that they’re comfortable where they’re sat, you know, some people want to be even further than six feet and we’ve got outdoor seating. We should be able to make the people that are coming out feel comfortable about being out,” says Klinkel.

While some businesses are opening immediately, others are working on getting staff back in and organizing a safe and effective schedule.

AJ’s Wicked Salon and Spa plans on opening sometime in May.

“We don’t have a specific date. What we have done is, we started this week scheduling appointments and the girls are working staggered schedules,” says owner, Miranda Papendick.

You can expect to see more businesses opening doors within the coming weeks.

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