Like at most other retail establishments in Acadiana and elsewhere, business is slow at Big Boy Toys & Hobbies.But it could be much worse. For people who are holed up inside their homes, it’s time to fall back on old hobbies. And that’s why business is down about 30-35% so far for owners Jeremy and Melissa Truxillo, even if customers can’t come inside the store while stay-at-home mandates have been issued to stem the rise of COVID-19.“The vast majority are our regular customers,” said Jeremy Truxillo, whose business is offering curbside service only. “Some want parts for their cars. They’re boarded up in their houses and probably bored out of their minds. Having their cars helps with people’s sanity.” Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup. Error! There was an error processing your request. The Truxillos, who are not utilizing their three employees but are still paying them, are doing their best to survive the economic slowdown due to the coronavirus, which as of Monday has resulted in 884 deaths and 21,016 cases. Many experts believe it’ll also result in a number of business closures and bankruptcies as another recession is almost certain.National retailers… Read full this story
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