Regardless of the pandemic, some small Omaha companies are reporting success this vacation season

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The holiday season usually means long lines and crowded shops, but as we’ve shown you all year round, the pandemic has turned things upside down.

This year was well on the way to a memorable Christmas season and it’s something local businesses in the metropolitan area won’t forget.

“Despite what has happened this crazy year, we’re fine,” said Mike Fratt, general manager of Homers Music and Gifts.

The holiday season can be one of the busiest times for local establishments. But many had to adjust to the pandemic.

Some places like Homer’s Music and Presents had a good year. During the holidays, it was a popular destination for people to buy Christmas gifts.

“People are obviously staying at home looking for home entertainment options, including records, CDs and DVDs,” said Fratt.

The popularity of the throwback style of listening to music has contributed greatly to record store Christmas gifts.

“Vinyls have gotten to the point where it’s no longer possible to come back. It’s back And for the past month it has set a record every week for volumes sold nationally, ”said Fratt. On the bike path in Millard: “It was a pretty normal holiday season for us. Maybe even a bit of a tip, ”said Jamie Schmidt, owner of the Bike Way.

It may be winter, but Jamie Schmidt says they are still busy when people buy bicycles for Christmas gifts. But this holiday season, people bought their products over the internet.

“This year there have been a lot more online pickups than ever before. and part of that is obviously the pandemic, and we just updated our website, ”said Schmidt.

Both Homers and Bike Way enjoy the continued support of local businesses during this holiday season.

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