Markers spaced 6 feet apart have graced the floor of Weaver’s Austin Street Market, a family-owned grocery store in Port Lavaca, since March. When case numbers were low in Calhoun County, some customers asked when they’d be removing the markers.
But Patty Weaver, the store’s owner, left them in place. She said the decision has paid off.
“Since Memorial Day, since the numbers have started going up, we’ve had people saying, ‘Man, I’m glad you’ve kept this up,” Weaver said. “It just makes sense all around. It’s the moral thing to do and it makes good business sense too.”