Kissimmee shop and restaurant owners seeing more business

The owner of Matador Tacos and Tapas in downtown Kissimmee, Jackie Espinosa, says she has seen a difference in this last week, since Gov. Ron DeSantis has launched phase 3 of the state’s reopening plans.”This week we probably did a 10-15% increase from last week so that’s good, that’s going in the right direction,” Espinosa said. “Anything’s better than when it first started, so we’re excited the governor has lifted the ban, but obviously everyone still needs to be careful.”“In the beginning it was a little bit of a struggle, once we came back from the pandemic, but for the summer months, we did better than we did last year,” the owner of Aviles Hair Studio and Spa, Carlos Ramirez, said.Ramirez says their numbers have improved so much, they’re expanding next door. We asked how they were able to do so well in a pandemic.“We’re taking a lot of actions … Read More