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Retailers Talk Business During Virus – Brevard, NC


Last updated 9/30/2020 at 3:32pm

Despite the pandemic, Misty Prichard (above), owner of Hunters & Gatherers, reported record sales. (Times photo by Alex Perri)

Brevard retailers saw a surprising resurgence of business this summer after the initial, financially devastating COVID-19 shutdown in the spring, with some reporting to have had the best summer ever in terms of sales numbers.

"I'd say we're up by probably a third, which is amazing from year to year to be up a third, but it is roaring," said Carl Littlefield, owner of MANtiques on Main Street in downtown Brevard.

Littlefield said his business was closed for eight weeks and opened back in May, and even with his closures, he said June, July, August and September numbers put him in his most p...

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