| July 4th | 2020 10:17AM
Across Sun Belt, hopes for economy give way to renewed fears
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — At the beginning of March, Joey Conicella and Alex Marin were riding high. Their new Orlando restaurant, Hungry Pants, had drawn rave reviews. With revenue rising, they planned to hire more servers. Sunday brunch service was coming soon.
That was just before the coronavirus struck suddenly, forcing them to close.