Dino Bouncers in Regina is closing shop for good.
Words cannot express the emotions that it takes to write this post, it was not an easy decision. After 19 years, we…
Darwin and Sandy Holfeld owned Dino Bouncers. Darwin says it’s sad to see it end after 19 years.
“It’s like losing your best friend,” Holfeld said. “My kids, when we started, they worked in the business, we had nieces and nephews and friend’s kids working there, and (we) met a lot of nice people through the community doing events.”
He says COVID-19 regulations had a large part in making this decision.
“Based on the fact that money is a little tight and people are a little worried, and so it’s just a snowball or combination of different things I guess that made us decide that we weren’t going to make our payments and this wasn’t going to get any better,” Holfeld said. “You can tell by the numbers, it’s getting a little worse.”
Darwin says the wind-down of the business has started.
“I still got to get rid of the equipment somehow, I’ve got a professional person helping us out with that because obviously I’ve never done that,” Holfeld said. “It’s not the way we wanted to go out by no means, but we’ll get that wrapped up and see what’s out there I guess.”
While his business has faced closure, the Holfeld’s are encouraging residents to support small businesses in Regina during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure they can stay afloat.