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10 independent restaurants that did not survive 2020

With limited federal aid and a still-surging pandemic, an unprecedented number of neighborhood restaurants were forced to close their doors for good.


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The effort, which features weekly cooking demos and live cook-alongs, is designed to help pay the salaries of some of the chef-restaurateur's employees during the pandemic.

Meyer said all on-premise service at Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants would be suspended to preserve the health and safety of employees.

Many independent restaurants limped through earlier closures, thanks to limited federal aid, but operators say their future is even more precarious during this latest round of dining closures.

The Chicago-based multi-concept operator intends to let go of previously furloughed employees from more than two dozen restaurants, according to a filing with Illinois labor authorities.

The city has also announced $10 million in grants for independent restaurants and bars, as well as workforce training resources for laid-off hospitality employees.

This is the latest in an occasional series looking at independent restaurants closing their doors permanently due to the pandemic.

After months of lockdowns and capacity restrictions, some operators say they have nothing to lose at this point and are willing to take the risk of continuing dine-in service.

Restaurants are conducting COVID tests, checking temperatures and much more as they try to prevent the pandemic from spreading inside their establishments.

The 50-year-old Seattle restaurant is becoming Canlis Community College for the fall.

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