ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Phase one is in effect and state restrictions are relaxing, but going back to normal will not happen right away.
Owner, Steve Samaras of Zachary’s Jewelers, is saying what every business owner in Maryland is hoping for, that he made good use of his downtime.
"The advantage to having this type of closure has allowed us the opportunity to really fine tune what it is we are able to offer our clients and community," he said. "So, it’s actually put us in a very strong position coming out of this."
In times like this, many businesses have to disinfect but here a Zachary’s Jewelers, they’re stepping it up.
This pandemic is new for many of us, but Samaras has had to get creative before to deal with unplanned circumstances. In 2005, his store burned to the ground the night before Black Friday. That’s when they moved down the street to the current location.
"We were open 7 days later and had the most prosperous holiday season in our history," he said.
As a businessman, Samaras know it’s tough to make guarantees but he’s ready for one now.
"Friday morning when I open this door, I will guarantee this will be the cleanest place in Annapolis."