LAGUNA BEACH, CA — Business has been steady for the Lock Shop in Laguna Beach, and in the time of coronavirus that’s almost all anyone can ask for. It has been a roller coaster since March, when California shut down, owner Sandi Federico tells Patch.
The coronavirus pandemic struck in March and caught the world off-guard. Forced to shut down and establish safety protocols to keep their doors open. Many, including personal care service workers, were forced to stop working indefinitely. Others, such as home repair workers, were forced to change the way they do things in order to keep others safe.
“We’re doing good now,” Federico tells Patch, “but it was real slow in April and May.”
The Lock Shop has been in Laguna Beach since 1962. Federico took over the business in 1995, after moving to south Orange County. Now a full-time Laguna Beach resident, she has watched