There have been a number of metro area businesses that have suffered due to the effects of the pandemic, but that's not true for all of them.
A half dozen new small businesses opened in Council Bluffs in recent months. The Council Bluffs Visitor’s Bureau says this is a difficult time for business owners so it was surprising that so many new ones opened in the city.
Those business owners say the timing was a little rough, but they say it’s starting to turn around.
“People need a place where they can come people need a place where they can come forth and feel love and sunshine and warm and to be spoiled with food and pretty things and obviously sugar so here we are,” Wenday Cooper, owner of Wenday’s Kitchen Boutique, tells 6 News.
These new local businesses include a dessert bar, a nutrition shop, an ice cream shop, and some restaurants.
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