Why restaurants are worth saving


  • April 15, 2020
  • /   Jorge Pacheco
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“Restaurants are so many things that we want an industry to be,” writes the CRA’s President and CEO, Jot Condie. “They are mostly independently-owned businesses whose owners live in the same community where they operate. In California, 60% of restaurants are owned by people of color. They provide us a brief escape at the end of a long day, and they’re a place to go when we have something to celebrate. They help anchor their neighborhood shopping centers, where we often otherwise find dark, empty storefronts left vacant by shops having more and more trouble competing with online retailers.”

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