Stores open doors as shoppers return to the streets

Sage Boutique & Specialty Produce co-owner Dana Crittenden, left, and employee Carsyn Emerson serve customers in downtown Murrieta as retail restrictions are eased in Riverside County. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Businesses throughout the Temecula Valley have opened their doors and are welcoming back customers after a nearly two-monthlong restriction on businesses due to COVID-19 was lifted May 8. Shoppers can be found at a variety of locations throughout the valley visiting their favorite locally owned stores, boutiques, antique malls and specialty shops as life slowly begins the return to normal. At the newly opened Sage Boutique & Specialty Produce next to the post office on Washington Street in downtown Murrieta, shoppers wandered into the store, browsing before carefully selecting their purchases, Saturday, May 16. Sage Boutique & Specialty Produce co-owner Dana Crittenden welcomes customers to the new shop in do
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