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Weslaco corner stores transition to drive-thru service amid coronavirus pandemic

1 month 2 weeks 4 days ago Sunday, August 09 2020 Aug 9, 2020 August 09, 2020 8:48 AM August 09, 2020 in News - Local

During the past two decades, George Flores had never closed his corner stores.

The coronavirus pandemic, though, forced Flores to stop customers from entering Corner Stop and G&D Drive Thru in Weslaco.

"We had other issues where people were coming here without a face mask," Flores said. "They were also allowing — kids were coming in here as well, and I had to put an end to everything."

Flores transitioned both stores to drive-thru service. The transition cost him thousands in sales.

Last month, Flores said he learned a person with COVID-19 had entered one of his stores.

He spent $2,500 to disinfect both stores and had all employees tested for COVID-19.

After that, he closed the doors to shoppers and made both stores drive-thru only.

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