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Ohhhh, those apples!

Train Station Café weathers the pandemic with sweet treats and new ideas

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Erika Ray owns the Train Station Café, located inside the Amtrak depot in downtown Anniston.

When Erika Ray launched The Train Station Café at the local Amtrak station, she never dreamed she’d be closing the doors after only four weeks. Due to a worldwide pandemic, that’s exactly what happened.

Four months would pass before she was allowed to start her business back up, but only if she adhered to certain requirements. She had to install a clear plastic divider between her and the customers, measure and mark 6-foot spacing for social distancing and, of course, wear a mask at all times.