Without a doubt, COVID-19 has caused strenuous impacts on businesses across the country. The same goes particularly for the local mom-and-pop shop that may not have the same financial backing of large chains. On National Mom and Pop Business Day, KCRA 3 profiled three businesses in the area.OLD CITY KITESFor the past two decades, Old City Kites has been serving the Sacramento community. It’s one of the only remaining full service kite stores in northern California. Kites are just one thing you will find in their store. They also specialized in high-end yo-yos and puzzles.LOUIE’S MARKETLouie’s Market in Stockton has been selling meat and sandwiches for more than 75 years. It’s a family affair with cousins, uncles, brothers and sisters running the place.”When mom and pops run a business together, and then they go home and live together, we have seen it with my mom and dad. It takes special people to do that,” said Loreen Huey, works at Louie’s Market with family.MIRACLE WORKS PLUMBING & DRAINMiracle Works Plumbing & Drain proudly serves the Sacramento area. Charles Levier III started his business just months before the pandemic hit.”It’s just been an amazing ride so far. The community has really received us well,” said Levier.Charles took the leap of faith to open his own shop after being in the business for 17 years.”This is definitely, you know, full circle to have my own shop. We got an office staff and technicians working in the field. It’s an amazing feeling,” Levier said. “My kids come to work with me on jobs. They are learning the trade as well. It’s something I can hand off to the next generation. It’s been an amazing ride so far.”–SHOP LOCAL: Click here to see small, independent businesses across northern California.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Without a doubt, COVID-19 has caused strenuous impacts on businesses across the country. The same goes particularly for the local mom-and-pop shop that may not have the same financial backing of large chains.
On National Mom and Pop Business Day, KCRA 3 profiled three businesses in the area.OLD CITY KITESFor the past two decades, Old City Kites has been serving the Sacramento community. It’s one of the only remaining full service kite stores in northern California. Kites are just one thing you will find in their store. They also specialized in high-end yo-yos and puzzles.LOUIE’S MARKETLouie’s Market in Stockton has been selling meat and sandwiches for more than 75 years. It’s a family affair with cousins, uncles, brothers and sisters running the place.”When mom and pops run a business together, and then they go home and live together, we have seen it with my mom and dad. It takes special people to do that,” said Loreen Huey, works at Louie’s Market with family.MIRACLE WORKS PLUMBING & DRAINMiracle Works Plumbing & Drain proudly serves the Sacramento area. Charles Levier III started his business just months before the pandemic hit.”It’s just been an amazing ride so far. The community has really received us well,” said Levier.Charles took the leap of faith to open his own shop after being in the business for 17 years.”This is definitely, you know, full circle to have my own shop. We got an office staff and technicians working in the field. It’s an amazing feeling,” Levier said. “My kids come to work with me on jobs. They are learning the trade as well. It’s something I can hand off to the next generation. It’s been an amazing ride so far.”–SHOP LOCAL: Click here to see small, independent businesses across northern California.