SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Enterprise was buzzing at Delta Shores Friday night with Regal Cinemas again open, however it’s going to be shortlived for retailers and eating places that have been hoping to money in on the frenzy.
Moviegoers have been getting their final exhibits in on Friday night time as workers put together to shut their doorways amid a company-wide shutdown. The closures imply dangerous information for surrounding companies as effectively.
In Natomas, the lights are off and the popcorn machine is shut down as Regal Cinemas closes for now. The proprietor of Cheese Steaks subsequent door to the theater says they only opened their doorways a 12 months in the past. On high of enterprise dropping from the pandemic, Regal shut down on Thursday night time and foot site visitors is already gradual. Now they’re determining find out how to survive.
At I Love Teriyaki, in the identical plaza, supervisor Delilah Yang says her enterprise thrives on the Regal theater. These companies name the Regal an “anchor property” driving prospects to companies that encompass them.
“When the theater was open it was fairly busy, typically it could take us half-hour to an hour to finish orders as a result of it was that busy,” Yang mentioned.
Now she will serve up the few prospects she has in quarter-hour or much less. The restaurant has been open since quarantine, and enterprise was simply beginning to ramp up once more.
“With out the films, folks don’t normally come. It’s a bit of bit slower,” Yang mentioned.
As the massive field subsequent door sits vacant, each homeowners fear in regards to the trickle-down impact of what might occur if Regal shuts down for good.
At this level, companies within the space say the foot site visitors isn’t gradual sufficient to close them down — but. However the Natomas and El Dorado Hills areas confirmed their final movies Thursday night time.
Regardless of what their competitors is doing, Cinemark and AMC theaters within the space don’t have any plans to close down their areas.