Brooklyn music store flourishes despite coronavirus pandemic
A Brooklyn music store says business is booming despite the coronavirus pandemic forcing nonessential stores to close.
Rocky Schiano, the owner of Street Sounds in Bay Ridge, says he's keeping his business going with technology.
He says he saw a 140% increase in sales in the first month, and that the sales are likely from people who have extra time on their hands during the quarantine.
Street Sounds has been in business since the late '80s. In the early 2000s, the store began selling products online.
Schiano says he uses his knowledge of online sales to keep his business thriving and to help other business owners during this time.
He says once his store reopens, he'll be making changes to keep customers safe. This includes not allowing people to touch the instruments, and only allowing customers inside to go as far as the front counter.
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