Weaver's Grocery Port Lavaca

Weaver's Austin Street Grocery in Port Lavaca has been asking customers to social distance since March. Now customers and employees at Weaver's and all other Port Lavaca businesses must wear masks.

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.”

Mark Rosenberg reports on rural community life for the Victoria Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He can be reached at mrosenberg@vicad.com or 361-574-1264 or on Twitter at @markrosenberg32. To support local journalism at the Advocate through Report for America, go to VictoriaAdvocate.com/report.

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Mark Rosenberg writes about rural community life for the Advocate as a Report for America corps member. He covers Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, and Refugio counties. Questions or tips? Contact: mrosenberg@vicad.com or call 361-574-1264.

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