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June 24, 2020 www.mukilteobeacon.c0m Mukilteo Beacon 3 Residents ready to dine out, look sharp, and pump iron Restaurants, barbers, gyms reopening under BY DAVID PAN REPORTER@YOURBEACON.NET he announcement that Snohomish County moving to 2 of the state's reopening plan means that more businesses in Mukilteo are welcoming their customers back. For Mickey Rounds, owner and operator of Mickey's Hometown Barbershop, that re- quired him to enlist the help of his wife to answer the phone and make appointments. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, many 7 of Rounds’ clients just walked into his shop, located at 405 Lincoln Ave., whenever they were in the mood for a haircut. Because of the state health guidelines for social distancing, Rounds is encouraging his customers to call and make appointments. “Normally I kind of worked on walk— ins,” Rounds said. “People sat and waited. But when you have five or six people, that wasn’t going to work being 6 feet apart.” Since he reopened his doors lune 6, one day after the official announcement of Phase 2, Rounds said he has pretty much been booked solid with customers. “It’s one right after the other." A few individuals definitely were in need of a haircut. . “SOme people were actually due for a haircut when I stopped,” Rounds said. March 14 was the last day Rounds was open before shutting down. Now, a maximum of four people are al- lowed in the waiting area at one time. "I have to wear a mask all the time,” Rounds added. "Customers wear them in, and then I kind of give them the option of leaving it on or taking it off when I’m cut- ting.” After he's done, Rounds disinfects the bar- ber chair and all of his equipment. We offer online in-person training 1 -on-1 groups KELVIN THOMAS Fitness Training Coaching . personal training 2nd sr., Mukilteo Since he's been in business for 32 years, Rounds has a loyal following. But he's also picked up some new customers. “I’ve had people who have never been here before,” Rounds said. "They just need— ed a haircut.” While they have been open for takeout and delivery, nearby. vegan restaurant Sage and Cinder (613 Fifth St.) opened its doors for dine—in customers last week. Customers were able to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the sunshine and fresh 'air. The restaurant is operating at about half of its normal capacity from 22 tables to about 10. 4 “I think people are kind of ready to get back to‘ some sense of normality," owner Cynthia Hesslewood said. "We have a re- ally supportive and regular clientele. 1 think that's definitely going to help.” While many of Sage and Cinder’s cus- (0) 425-322-3354 (c) 425-923-0346 www.studio373.net JKelvinThOmas@gmail.com c, caring virinsorsullcrtionjs. ‘7 425-905-0093 Bud eiBlindscom/MillCreek | 9915-7lh Ave SE Everell WA 98208 Beacon photos by David Pan Left, barber Mickey Rounds cuts the hair of longtime customer Chazz Kawabori Monday, June 15. Rounds, the owner and operator of Mickey’s Hometown Barbershop, reopened for business on June 6 as part of Snohomish County moving into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan. Right, Quality Fitness Mukilteo owner David Matthews has reopened his gym for personal training. He plans towait until Phase 3 to resume fitness classes. tomers drive up from Seattle, Hesslewood is looking forward to welcoming back their Mukilteo customers. “We depend on our local community,” ‘she said. Quality Fitness Mukilteo owner David Matthews also has depended on the com— munity to sustain his gym during the state- wide quarantine. Matthews has offered on— line classes since closing the gym, located at 4201 Russell Road, Suite 4, in mid—March. “We are open in a limited capacity,” Mat— thews said. Clients are able to come in for personal training sessions. Matthews said the plan is to wait for Phase 3 before offering classes, whiCh have been a major part of the gym. Gyms are limited to one—on-one personal training and small group fitness sessions of groups of five or fewer in Phase 2. Gyms may operate at 5,0 percent‘capacity in Phase uranium Pacts .................................. .. 1o aramlointl'aclrs ................................... .. ., . ' 3. The earliest Snohomish County could move to Phaser3 would be later this week, three weeks after the start of Phase 2, which was lune 5. “My classes are usually well over five peo- ple,” Matthews said. So if he offered a class limited to only five, some clients likely would have not been able to participate. "I wanted to make sure I was fair to ev— erybody,” Matthews said. "That’s why I’m holding off. We're still doing .online classes.” Many of the gym's clients were glad, to come in for personal training. "It’s nice to see some familiar faces," Mat— thews said. During normal times, Quality Fitness Mukilteo operates at about 50 percent ca- pacity, so Matthews said the gym should be able to operate normally in Phase 3. Matthews saw a 60% drop in revenue in May, following a 30% shortfall in April. "I have a huge shout—out to several cli— ents," Matthews said. "They said just keep charging us as normal. Some bought extra sessions. The majority of our clients are very I devoted. We have awesome clients. They really saved us.” - Even though he's had to pull back on marketing, Matthews said a number of new people have reached out to him, asking if the gym is open. "People are looking for gyms,” he said. Matthews noted some nearby fitness busi— nesses, including the Cycle Spot in Mukil— teo, have had to close their doors perma- nently. "We're definitely blessed. We've avoided the brunt of it,” Matthews said. “I actually believe we’ll come out of this stronger in the next few months. If it had been lon- ger and I hadn't had our clients step up, I don't think we would have made it another month. We've had one heck of a communi- ty rally behind us.” sunnlieslosl! Full Menu at w.|lllS oinle.com nouns: M-5 8 am — n p Across from Mukilteo on: 11811 Mukilteo Speedway #111 WARNING: This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Smoking is hazardous to your health, there may be health risks associated with consumption of this product Should not be used by women whoare regnant or breastfeeding For use by adults 21 and older. Keep out of reach of children. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of is drug.