Treasure Island Nutrition, a sports nutrition store at 1947 W. 45th St. in Griffith, is looking to raise funds and make sales online after its owner's household was afflicted with two coronavirus infections in a month.
The Herbalife affiliate opened near the Highland/Griffith border just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic spread worldwide and now has temporarily shuttered its brick-and-mortar location. It sells teas, shakes and other nutritional supplements geared at people looking to bodybuild, lose weight, train as athletes or just get in shape.
"Treasure Island Nutrition will be closed until further notice. This ugly virus has hit our home for the second time in less than 30 days," the owners posted online. "Just five short months after opening our doors we all were hit with a worldwide pandemic. Treasure Island Nutrition remained open the entire time to help fuel your bodies with the best nutrition and help boost our immune systems.
"The last quarter of this year has been rough, to say the least. We had four family deaths in October alone. Which required traveling in November. Bringing us to December which we have been closed for almost the whole month due to COVID-19. My husband was infected which required me to quarantine and take care of my family, and now it has hit me. I have to quarantine and stay home while our business suffers from this horrible virus.
"My husband can’t open his tattoo business back up until I am cleared. We never got any government assistance due to no return on calls and no progress with any applications we filled out for assistance. Any and all donations to keep our dream and small business afloat will be greatly appreciated. The money raised will go directly to the bills to keep us open. While the big corporations get bailed out, this is all we have to stay afloat. Thank you dearly! See you in paradise."
For more information, search for Keep Treasure Island Alive on GoFundMe.com.
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