Springfield, Virginia -- Thursday, July 23, 2020
Keith Clark poses for a portrait outside of Waterford Receptions, his business which he had to close after the Covid-19 pandemic made holding large gatherings impossible.
From the story:
Keith Clark's Northern Virginia event space, Waterford Receptions, hosted weddings and corporate gatherings for 20 years before permanently closing in August. The $500,000 Paycheck Protection Program loan awarded in April helped him pay 45 salaried employees over the summer while Waterford's two buildings remained largely unused due to a state-wide ban on large gatherings, Mr. Clark said. The Waterford hosted a handful of small outdoor events of 20 or fewer masked individuals while waiting for a chance to fully reopen, he said.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The Wall Street Journal