One local business owner found himself leading a series of socially distant interviews conducted Monday over the internet as part of a very unconventional Democratic National Convention kick-off.

“It was great,” said Swarthmore resident Scott Richardson, co-owner of the Occasionally Yours restaurant. “I got to talk about our business and do it in a non-political fashion.”

Richardson, who has owned the business since 1989 with his wife, Theresa, came about 11 minutes into the broadcast hosted by “Desperate Housewives” star Eva Longoria. Richardson was seen sitting inside the small boutique eatery as he answers Longoria’s question about how his business is doing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s been rough,” Richardson told her. “Rough is a nice (way) to say it. My wife and I, 31 years ago, began our business and, quite honestly, over all these years, we’ve faced some adversity and challenges, but … nothing like what we are

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