Eagle business sees success during the pandemic

Posted at 10:27 AM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-01 08:57:37-05

EAGLE, Idaho — A locally owned business in downtown Eagle isn’t just surviving the COVID-19 pandemic; it's thriving.

Despite 2020 becoming a year of uncertainty for many, Bricknowlogy owner Dean Barry says that isn't the case for his store.

"We actually flourished during the pandemic," said Barry.

Opening a Lego store has been Barry's dream since receiving his first Lego set at four-years-old. Bricknowlogy is now a Lego Gold Standard store, joining only a few other Gold Standard locations in the United States.

Bricknowlogy isn't the only store finding success during the pandemic. The City of Eagle says a majority of its businesses increased their revenue from 2019 to 2020.

Barry says the boost in business followed having to close Bricknowlogy's doors at the start of the pandemic and pivot to new methods.

"COVID forced us to really come out of our comfort zone and to move our products online," said Barry. "In a way, it's been a blessing for us. I hate to say it, I think it has because it opened up new channels for us."

Customers can purchase new Lego sets in-person or online. If you decide to purchase online, you can opt for in-store or curbside pick-up or home delivery.