Coronavirus impacting Virginia Beach small business retailer, Rock-A-Bye Baby


March 2, 2020 – – There aren’t any confirmed cases of coronavirus in Virginia, however it’s having an economic impact for some businesses in Hampton Roads.

The shipping delays and travel restrictions are impacting the availability of goods for a small business in Virginia Beach.

The owner, Brandy Brown, worries it could hurt business as the virus continues to spread.

From clothes and cribs to bows and booties, Rock-A-Bye Baby boutique prides itself on carrying unique items you can’t find just anywhere.

“It’s a European brand. We actually found them in People magazine. Prince George was wearing their stuff,” said Brown, showing off some of her merchandise.

However, Brown never thought a global disease is something she’d have to deal with.

“It’s stressful,” Brown said.