Some businesses see rise in sales during COVID-19

Posted at 5:13 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 11:55:04-04

As the numbers climb for the coronavirus, businesses are seeing cash registers closed or down significantly.

A few businesses are thriving however, one of them is liquor stores.

Wheeler Baker and his family have owned Bakers liquor for 50 years. When word of shutdowns hit, his customers came flooding in.

"I would say it's equal to New Years Eve. Christmas Eve is generally our biggest day. We didn't reach that," Baker said.

At Bakers Liquor, they sell bread and milk as well.

"We had no bread to sell," said Baker. "We had no toilet paper so we loaded up our bread shelves and we loaded that.'

At Chesapeake Outdoors, they are closed now for the safety of their workers and the public but, when they were open, guns sale were up.

Liquor, guns and ammunition have been selling in near record numbers and there's one other product doing well, marijuana.

Ashely Colen, along with her sister owns Ash and Ember in Centreville, MD. sell marijuana and turns out pandemics are good for business.

Her dispensary is having problems like we have at the grocery stores.