ROUNDUP: Here's how some Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village businesses are adapting amid COVID-19

Main Street Cafe owner Lucila Rojas started working at the eatery when she was 16 years old. (Courtesy Main Street Cafe)
Main Street Cafe owner Lucila Rojas started working at the eatery when she was 16 years old. (Courtesy Main Street Cafe)

Main Street Cafe owner Lucila Rojas started working at the eatery when she was 16 years old. (Courtesy Main Street Cafe)

We talked to business owners in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village about how they are doing in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and the restrictions that have come along with it. Below are some of their stories.

Owner of newly opened Coral Reef Coffee Co. in Lewisville shares struggles in midst of coronavirus

Landon Forgette opened Coral Reef Coffee Co. in Lewisville just two days before officials signed a disaster declaration in Denton County in the midst of rising concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus. He opened the coffee shop with a sense of excitement, not yet knowing the extent of the challenges that were to come.

Bendt Distilling Co. of Lewisville makes hand sanitizer for DFW first responders

As local cases of the novel coronavirus continue to emerge, a distillery in the heart of Old Town Lewisville is making free hand sanitizer for first responders with Dallas County Emergency Services to try to help slow spread of the disease.


Owner of Main Street Cafe of Lewisville pivots to takeout and curbside delivery, encourages compassion amid coronavirus concerns

Main Street Cafe is one of thousands of restaurants across the nation facing unique challenges as state and local officials have temporarily prohibited dine-in services in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, which has been deemed a global pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Owner Lucila Rojas said she has done what she can to adapt to the situation and keep the cafe afloat.

Owners of Delhi 6 Indian Kitchen in Highland Village adapt to challenges, give back to community

Though the new restaurant is facing its own financial challenges, co-owner VJ Jain and his family are doing what they can to help the community. Anyone in need of food can call the restaurant and ask for a Happy Meal Box.

Studio Art House of Flower Mound launches online classes, offers discounted senior session

As more people begin to self-quarantine to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Anita and Marty Robbins, the owners of Studio Art House, said they want to help keep the community connected through creativity.

Owners of Urban Vybe in Flower Mound offer free online workouts to help keep people active in quarantine

Although Jo Stokes had to close Urban Vybe of Flower Mound and Vybe 5 of Frisco under the order of officials due to the COVID-19 outbreak, she said she still wanted to find a way to help the community stay active even while in quarantine.

The Leather Sofa Co. in Lewisville makes 3,000 face masks for local healthcare professionals

The local COVID-19 outbreak has shown no signs of slowing down, and neither has the rising demand for medical supplies. After hearing that local health professionals were in need of face masks, Mitch Lurie, owner of The Leather Sofa Co. in Lewisville, decided to use his custom furniture business to make 3,000 masks to donate.
By Anna Herod
Anna Herod covers local government, education, business and the environment as the editor of Community Impact Newspaper's Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. In the past, Anna served as the reporter for Community Impact's San Marcos/Buda/Kyle paper. Her bylines have appeared in the Austin American-Statesman, Hays Free Press and The Burleson Star. She is a graduate of Texas State University's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.


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