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By Ken Stern 

Businesses expect brisk sales for weekend


SO LONG BOB AND REBECCA – Sunday afternoon Bob Jacobson and Rebecca Strong paused and posed, a day before they loaded their pickup truck and drove to the Anacortes ferry terminal. The couple moved to Lopez Island, where Jacobson lived before wooed to La Conner. Strong has closed The LUX, her gallery and event center, a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. Very sad. – Photo by Ken Stern

Merchants on Morris and First Streets are hopeful the July 4th weekend will be a shot in the arm for sales even without fireworks lighting the night sky. Asking about business possibilities this weekend brought these replies:

On First Street, Two Moons Gallery’s Alan Darcy hopes business picks up. He expects good weather will bring people who want to get out to “come to our friendly little town … and enjoy themselves.” He encourages “partying hearty, but smarty” and wants everyone to wear masks and practice social distancing, for their neighbors’ sake.

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