We are grateful for your outpouring of support for Granlibakken over the last week. Online gift cards & merchandise sales combined with future reservations and private donations have been vital to our current operations.
While the government and financial institutions work out the details of how stimulus funds will be distributed, our loyal guests, friends and family have provided financial and emotional support to begin to reimagine the customer experience at Granlibakken. We are confident that Granlibakken will be able to serve customers as soon as restrictions are modified to allow for travel to the Tahoe area.
While we are currently meeting our financial obligations with existing assets, we are working with the Small Business Administration and local lenders to secure some disaster relief funding. We believe such funding will help our staff and fund operations until restrictions are modified to allow for travel. At this point we have no information on if or when such funding may actually be available.
Without any insight into County, State or Federal plans, we are developing conceptual plans to reimagine operations and services based on various travel model assumptions. Our entering assumptions are that when travel will start, it will be relaxed regionally first with detailed group size and behaviour restrictions.
In the near term we are looking at ways to provide immediate help in the community. For example, next week we plan to test delivery options with Granlibakken offering basic grocery supplies like milk, eggs, beer and wine. We are looking to leverage our network of current suppliers and save our neighbors from taking an unnecessary trip to the grocery store. As this service expands, we hope to learn more about what resources Granlibakken can provide for anyone in the community and offer curbside pickup options.
Thank you all for your confidence in Granlibakken. We are taking the opportunity to reimagine and reinvent. Unprecedented circumstances offer the opportunity for unbounded creativity. Please stay healthy and plan to visit us as soon as safety and government restrictions allow.
Norma, Ron and Lauren Parson