FALLSTON, Md. — "You pinch yourself every day. It’s fun. It's wild," said Log Cabin Chocolates owner Allison Borsella.
Borsella reopened the Fallston family business two years ago after her uncle retired. She said they've had trouble spreading the word that they're open once again. And now she wants to get that message across again. During their usually busy season, they've seen a decrease in sales with the spread of COVID-19.
"You never know what's going to come at you in this life and you just have to take it day by day. I think that my customers have supported us. My staff has been incredible and we‘ve kind of taken it day to day. What do we do next? How to we keep moving forward and how do we get it out there that we are still open?" said Borsella.
Lots of businesses have been ordered to close down completely but because Log Cabin Chocolates is licensed as a food processing plant, they fall into the essential category and can stay open.
For customers that choose to come in, they are practicing social distancing by limiting the amount of people inside and sanitizing everything.
They also just launched a website so people can browse what they have to offer, call to place an order and pick it up curbside or have it shipped.
"The odds are already stacked against you as a new business owner. Sometimes you have to look at challenges. You have to look for loopholes. You have to find opportunities. You have to find friends. People that are willing to support you. We all have a village out there and it’s just a matter of depending on them. I think sometimes when things get harder like this, it almost gets better after. After, when you look back and say, 'Okay so we got through that and what’s next?'," said Borsella.