Restaurant Group Calls For Expanded Eviction Moratorium, More Aid As Sales Drop Persists

Three in four New York City restaurants took in less than half of their 2019 sales in 2020, a report released Wednesday shows, prompting calls for further extension of the eviction moratorium and more aid at the state and local level. 
Some 44% of the 401 restaurants surveyed by the New York City Hospitality Alliance lost between 75% and all of their revenue in 2020 year-over-year, according to the new report. Thirty-one percent reported losing between half and 75% of their revenue.
“The industry needs continued financial support in the form of rent relief and payroll assistance, plus the extension of the moratorium…

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