TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.
A Tallahassee motor scooter store is committed to staying open for their customers who need them.
Often times, the scooters serviced by All About Scooters are the customer's only form of transportation.
Josh Guzman is a food delivery driver.
"Demand has actually increased quite a lot," said Guzman. "I used to get maybe two deliveries an hour, now I'm getting around three or four."
One booming business right now is food delivery companies. It's keeping employees like Guzman busy.
"I use a scooter, so I'm able to do actually more deliveries an hour, because I'm able to go somewhere quicker than a car would be, parking most places that cars can't really park, and just get on and off real quick," Guzman said.
It's a growing trend seen by All About Scooters co-owner Roy Smith.
"Now, with the way things are going, I think the benefit of it is social distancing, being able to ride around town for very inexpensive," said Smith.
College students make up about 80 percent of their business, so while sales are down they're staying open and busy with repair work for people who need to get around town.
"My moped actually broke down a couple days ago, and Bite Squad is one of my main sources of income at the moment," said Guzman. "So with that, I'm actually able to come here and get it fixed within a day and get back to work so that I'm able to pay my bills."
Since they're remaining open, All About Scooters is taking extra precautions for everyone's health and safety.
"Keeping people out if you're not feeling well," said Smith. "We also have signs asking them not to come into the shop. We do have hand sanitizers are we are trying to keep things to a minimum as far as people and their contact with people here in the shop."
They've also waived the past month and a half of storage fee for college students who have gone home and can't take their bikes with them.
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