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It's quiet downtown. Just ask Charlie Patel Looped In

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Convenience store owner Charlie Patel has spent the past two decades selling birthday cards, candy bars and small gifts to urban office workers. With most of his customers still working from home, he's had to find ways to adapt to the current reality. Patel explains how he's surviving.

Read: 'Downtown is dead.' How COVID-19 turned Houston into a ghost town

Connect with Nancy Sarnoff and Rebecca Schuetz.

 

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Convenience store owner Charlie Patel has spent the past two decades selling birthday cards, candy bars and small gifts to urban office workers. With most of his customers still working from home, he's had to find ways to adapt to the current reality. Patel explains how he's surviving.

Read: 'Downtown is dead.' How COVID-19 turned Houston into a ghost town

Connect with Nancy Sarnoff and Rebecca Schuetz.

 

Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast

See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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