REDDING, Calif. - California is aiming to reopen by June 15 but that's only if there's enough vaccine supply and hospitalizations are stable and low.
Hella Apparel, a custom shirt store in Redding, is cautiously optimistic that things will get back to normal. They are also watching and waiting to see what things will look like by June 15.
Jesse Angelo, one of the co-owners, said they're seeing more foot traffic coming through their doors and more clients are reaching out to get t-shirts made.
“I don't know what back to normal means anymore,” said Angelo. “We're very hopeful that things will be picking up even more come June 15, but we're just going to wait and see.”
Angelo told Action News Now they opened their store just days before the shelter-in-place order went into effect. Angelo said because they were a new business at the time, they didn't have a lot of staff or overhead expenses, which helped the business make it through a tough year.
Angelo also said grants from the Redding Chamber of Commerce also helped keep their business afloat.