Niwot Market weathers coronavirus storm


March 25, 2020

Jocelyn Rowley

Ten days later, the produce section at Niwot Market has been replenished since the first wave of "panic buying" hit the store on March 12, but other aisles still showed signs of the frenzy.

On March 12, escalating efforts by state and school officials to stop the spread of COVID-19 touched off a "panic buying" spree at Niwot Market that left several shelves bare and sent some longtime customers away in frustration. But owners Bert and Alison Steele are seeing hopeful signs that the initial shock has abated and operations at the town's 18-year-old independent grocery store will soon be back to normal-or whatever passes for that these days.

"The question I'm always getting is, are we going to close, and the answer to that would be no," Alison said. "We have no intention of clos...

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