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With Palm Springs’ stifling summer heat, visitors and residents alike have been flocking to cooler oases like ice cream shops, but the method of getting your sweet treat may look a little different under coronavirus restrictions. Morning anchor Angela Chen took a trip to Shop(pe) in uptown Palm Springs to see how the ice cream
Have you tried boba (or bubble tea) before? It’s one of the most popular drinks across Asia and in big U.S. cities, but there aren’t too many boba tea spots in the Coachella Valley. In our Open 4 Biz spotlight, morning anchor Angela Chen introduces us to the creative concoctions at Tea Be Honest, a
Tucked away in Thousand Palms is Coachella Valley Brewing Company, a craft brewery that loves experimenting with adventurous flavors. Morning anchor Angela Chen took a tour of the brewery to see how it’s doing during this unprecedented time.
Imagine working for years to open your own tea shop. One week after you finally make your dreams come true and open your doors, an unprecedented worldwide pandemic shuts the economy down. It’s what happened to Jodie and Josh Smith, the owners of Cali Rosina Tea & Chocolate in La Quinta. The brother-sister duo opened
If you’re looking for a safe activity to enjoy during this pandemic, how about a ride through the wind farms in the comfort of your own car? You’ve probably driven by the iconic windmills in Palm Springs; with pandemic restrictions, Palm Springs Windmill Tours has had to adapt its safety protocols. Morning anchor Angela Chen
The coronavirus pandemic has been brutal to many businesses, especially local hotels and inns. In a typical year, the summer months can be a financial drain, with the heat keeping visitors away and ongoing maintenance upkeep. The financial pain has only been amplified by the coronavirus effects, which is what one Palm Springs inn keeper
The story of Bobby’s Detroit Coney Island in La Quinta actually starts about 100 years ago in Detroit, Michigan, where the concept for the Coney Island dog was born. The popular hot dog spot has picked up fans since opening in 2011, but it’s taken a big hit from the pandemic, especially in light of
Restaurants have had a tough enough time this year. But with the alarming rise of coronavirus cases in June, Gov. Gavin Newsom has reordered in-room operations to close. In this week’s Open 4 Biz, morning anchor Angela Chen heads to Indio to take a look at Soul of Mexico, a popular restaurant that’s hurting but
Spas are one of the last businesses in California’s four-stage reopening plan to welcome back guests. Morning anchor Angela Chen checks out Bliss Chakra Spa in Palm Desert to learn more about the day spa’s unique treatments and the new safety protocols in place.
Hotels have been given the green light to reopen and starting Friday, June 18, spas will be allowed to reopen as well. These businesses are among the worst hit from the coronavirus pandemic. In this week’s Open 4 Biz, morning anchor Angela Chen checks out a cozy resort in Desert Hot Springs: El Morocco Inn
If you’ve gone out for a bite in the past couple of weeks in the Coachella Valley, you know that most restaurants are spacing diners out and requiring facial masks. But one spot in La Quinta is taking it a step further to keep diners’ minds at ease. New Channel 3 morning anchor Angela Chen
After a nearly two month shutdown across the Coachella Valley, restaurant dine-in is back again. For one popular downtown Palm Springs spot, customers came flooding through as soon as doors opened. Morning anchor Angela Chen checked out Bongo Johnny’s to see how the diner fared during the pandemic and to learn about the restaurant’s work
Some foodies will tell you that the best Korean barbecue restaurants are the ones where you can grill the meat yourself. It’s become a part of the Korean cuisine experience. But with the pandemic, some diners seem to think they can’t get takeout because they’ll be taking home raw meat. As morning anchor Angela Chen
Morning anchor Angela Chen stopped by Sixth Street Coffee in Coachella to check in with owner Steve Garcia and to see how coffee shops are doing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Morning anchor Angela Chen takes a look at how one of the few dedicated ramen restaurants in the Coachella Valley is doing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Owners Casey and Stella Kim opened Ramen Musashi in April of 2019, their second restaurant in the Coachella Valley. (Musashi, a sushi restaurant, is their first.) Ramen Musashi is
In this week’s OPEN 4 BIZ spotlight, KESQ is pivoting in a different direction. We’re checking out one of the most essential businesses in society and dropping in on a service that no one can do without.Morning anchor Angela Chen takes us to the company whose trucks rumble weekly by your home — Burrtec.
Papa Dan’s in Palm Desert has been a Coachella Valley staple since 1984. In that time, the restaurant has developed quite a loyal fan base and has been consistently voted “Best Pizza in the Valley.” That’s probably because the food always tastes as good as it does the first time. “We’re all Northern Italy. They’re
Rooster and The Pig in Palm Springs is offering the same unique menu for takeout that has made it such a popular must-try spot. Visit kesq.com/open4biz for a look at all our local businesses that are still open. Located in downtown Palm Springs, the restaurant offers homestyle Vietnamese food with a fusion twist — and
Mario’s Italian Cafe is offering its full menu by takeout during California’s stay-at-home order. Morning anchor Angela Chen checked in on Mario’s to see how the coronavirus pandemic has hurt sales and to remind people of the hearty dishes that have made Mario’s a popular place to dine for the past 47 years. During this
With Governor Newsom’s stay-at-home order, we are in uncharted waters now, with ghost town streets and dark storefronts across the Coachella Valley. But some businesses do remain open; many are essential to keeping our society running. But some that are open are struggling, with severely-reduced sales and forced layoffs. Our new segment aims to highlights