Marrakech Morocco, Los Angeles, Marrakech discussed on Marketplace


The global economy is of course global so we are checking in with people globally for our series what's up what's up what's up world world for today's installment we are calling Marrakech Morocco where things are in lockdown since March the twentieth yes hello how are you this is kai result in Los Angeles thank you for taking the time to talk to us today you're welcome the pleasure use of buzz owns a grocery store in Marrakech took over from his dad about six years ago lots of tourist traffic he says also locals and businesses ninety percent of my customers are restoring houses and calculation under the other ten percent took local customers who who live actually in the area and didn't come and make their by even once a month so I asked him what the last two and a half months have been like I mean the authority is carted by shutting down schools Dan restoran in March then all of a sudden just came like that idea the hotels and guest houses oh goodness in depend so much on and three of them that he had no choice but to shut down to yeah are you are you going to be able to make it I mean if shut down since March the twentieth right April may it's nine something weeks it also includes the end of the end of Ramadan or are you going to be able to get by do you think well one of those phones will be good for me using all closing down the store in order to get you know charges and then I have to work things out you know and think of a strategy if they're like a liver in people or you know changing you know the way the store managers but the most important thing for me is not was to survive you know it's corrected yeah you said you took the store over from your father right yeah about fifteen years ago yes so what does your father think about everything that's going on what actually because I'm living with my parents and well his really open about everything you know and I mean honestly would be into like a similar situation before that he was about to you know to close the shop that's when I showed up and hear them out thanks a lot I kind of familiar with the the the situation or like your house is now they're closed the restaurant difficult enough to get back to business when I compare myself to them I'm I'm lucky but I'm pretty confident I'm pretty confident that we're gonna we're gonna make we're good I hope you do use of both of us he's a he's a grocer in Marrakech.

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