SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – New York State mandated that all non-essential workers in the state stay home to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. As a result, those businesses deemed essential have been thriving.
Liquor Warehouse in Syracuse was one of the local businesses deemed essentially in the state and according to manager Ryan Koelsch, he is not all that surprised:
“We were kind of thinking we would get left open at the beginning just because there’s so many people that need their daily bottle to keep a level head,” Koelsch said.
As many people have been ordered to stay home, alcohol consumption and sales have increased, and for Koelsch, that has been the case for him.
“I mean for us, business has been substantially busier than we would normally be,” said Koelsch.
Koelsch has said that the Liquor Warehouse has sold out of some of its more popular products and that he and the rest of his staff have been doing their part to maintain proper social distancing, cleaning the store daily and only having two registers open.