Amanda Jakl, a co-owner of Purple Thistle Kitchen & Co. located in Pinehurst, NC, was recently featured on a local podcast to discuss, along with other area business owners, how the COVID-19 has affected business.
Jakl and the other participants, shared the challenges of keeping the small business spirit alive during this difficult time. A highlight that the group discussed is how spring is typically a strong selling season and the various ways each of the businesses have had to pivot to their focus to online shopping, as stores were forced to close due to local regulations.
Purple Thistle Kitchen & Co., owned by Mickey Reale, carries an array of housewares, including Grizzly Cast Iron and Staub, as well as a selection of specialty gourmet foods. The store recently held a community Cyber Spring Shopping Event as a way to encourage residents to shop small businesses online or via phone order.