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Mexican ice cream shop reopens under Phase 1 guidelines

Posted at 10:58 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 08:50:27-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Some local businesses are still in the process of reopening their doors amid Nevada's Phase 1 reopening plan.

Agua El Manantial, a Mexican ice cream shop, got a chance to reopen on Friday. The owners said they were able to open after they got the store ready and in compliance with Nevada's safety requirements.

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For more than 15 years Martin Atrian and his family have served everyone who has needed a fruit salad, a sweet smoothie, or even spicy treat, but COVID-19 forced them to close.

"To be closed for two months... it was very hard," Atrian said.

Currently, there are some changes inside the family business, like glass covers, employees wearing masks and gloves. Even the way they deliver some of their products has changed.

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"Before we just handed them out to the customer, like ice cream. So, we have to work around that now with everything covered," Atrian said. "We also have marks on the floors so everyone can keep their distance."

Even though the store is not requiring customers to wear masks, the family says they appreciate it when customers use them inside the store.

And the customers were already noticing the implemented changes on Friday.

"I'm happy with the changes. I've seen other places not really do too much," said longtime customer Edgar Lopez. I don't want to see this place closed again."