VB business owner hopeful staffing shortages will improve as unemployment benefits come to an end

 VB business owner hopeful staffing shortages will improve as unemployment benefits come to an end

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Sunday had the perfect weather weekend to signify the end of summer. Locals and visitors flocked to the oceanfront to soak in the sunshine. 

Some of them, participating in the last Heineken Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach series half marathon.

Around the corner off 19th street, Three Shipps Coffee Roasters was bustling with business Sunday morning as runners looked for some post-marathon relief.

“Busy weekend, excited to have people in town seems like kind of the summer winding down,” smiled the owner Brad Ewing.

Ewing says business has done so well he’s trying to expand to the Hilltop area of Virginia Beach. But there’s one catch– finding the kitchen staff to make it happen.

“In the month of August, we have a 20 person staff and we lost 8 people,” said Ewing.

With unemployment benefits from the pandemic ending for millions this weekend, he’s praying for a bigger…

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