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San Francisco small companies already see extra income as staff return to workplace

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The General Manager of LuxFit Gym in Downtown San Francisco said Tuesday he is already seeing more people come to his gym. He says as people return to work, more are utilizing their services.

“We are seeing plenty more drop ins,” said Michael Conol, the Gym’s general manager. “People are getting back into their routines so they are checking us out and it has been great.”

Many San Francisco businesses are now asking workers to head back to the office following the pandemic fueled work from home period. Both foot and car traffic, Tuesday was busier than usual.

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“It was crickets a year ago,” said Philip Dizon, who was on his way to attend a meeting. “Glad to see it is now picking up.”

And with downtown becoming busier, small businesses like LuxFit Gym are starting to see the benefits. Conol says they opened their downtown location at the beginning of the year. It is in the middle of multiple office buildings, so they are really hoping to see business boom.

“All you can do is hope, but so far it is looking good,” Conol said. “Things are still uncertain but we are here to show the community what we offer.”

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