New businesses persevere despite economic downturn

Debra Doctor places menus on the bar as she prepares to open the doors of the Copper Still for the Friday lunch rush in Roanoke. Debra and her husband, Marshall, opened the Copper Still just before the novel coronavirus pandemic hit, joining a handful of businesses who started new business ventures in 2020 despite the economic and global health crisis. The Wednesday print edition of the Herald-Press will detail the increase in development seen in the past year. Subscribers can read the full story online ahead of print publication at h-ponline.com.

New businesses persevere despite economic downturn