COVID-inspired mask chain store aims to become obsolete
October 18, 2020
LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) — Darcy Velasquez, 42, and her mother, Roberta Truax, were walking recently in the Park Meadows mall about 15 miles south of downtown Denver, looking for Christmas gifts for Velasquez's two children, when they spotted a store with a display of rhinestone-studded masks.
It's an immutable truth of fashion: Sparkles can go a long way with a 9-year-old.
The store is called COVID-19 Essentials. And it may well be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease, Kaiser Health News reports.
With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pand...