Pandemic Booms and Busts
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many local Arizona businesses, especially restaurants, have struggled to adapt and operate during these ever-changing times. While the pandemic has impacted almost every industry, those impacts can look very different. While the restaurant industry suffered revenue losses, the real estate market experienced a boom with surging housing prices. Join us Wednesday, June 23rd, from 6-7 pm, to hear these contrasting pandemic stories from both restaurant owner Ruban Gonzales of Industry Phoenix and RE/MAX Scottsdale realtor Christine Espinoza. Hear their contradicting struggles and successes as local business operators during a pandemic and how they shifted strategies and overcame challenges. Learn about how pandemic stories like theirs and your own can be preserved in the “Journal of the Plague Year” digital archive to help future historians learn about this time.
In partnership with Arizona Historical Society and ASU’s School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Supported by Arizona Humanities