Thrillist: DC Hospitality Industry Galvanize to Support One Another and Community
“This week, restaurants in DC were ordered to shut down to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. While they can still offer takeout or delivery, dining rooms will be idle and many have chosen to close up shop completely. This means an added burden on top of what were already paper-thin margins and challenging odds. Trying times are ahead for the restaurant industry — everything from workers lacking a safety net to rent and expenses piling up with no capital coming in.
After resounding calls from the industry for swift assistance from the government, the DC government passed emergency legislation, providing grants and loans for small businesses, sales tax relief, prohibition of evictions, and resources for unemployed workers.
But even as they brace for certain financial losses and uncertain futures, chefs and owners are doubling down on their commitment to hospitality, lending a hand to those in need — each other, their employees, and the community.”
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