MILL VALLEY CA - APRIL 29: A cyclist rides past temporary barricades on Miller Avenue in Downtown Mill Valley, Calif. on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Alan Dep/Marin Independent Journal)

The pandemic and months of public-health lockdown have had different effects on different businesses.

From being shuttered for weeks and months to closing for good or even flourishing, businesses — and their customers — have faced a lot of change and challenges.

The same goes for today, when we are slowly moving toward a return to getting back to normal.

It is a period of making adjustments.

Mill Valley City Hall has experienced that in facing the understandable frustration voiced by some merchants about the city’s recent initiative of closing a section of Miller Avenue and its pilot program of turning parking spaces into commercial “parklets” for local businesses.