New York restaurant owner: You can’t pay rent at 50% capacity
Vincent’s Clam Bar owner Bobby Marisi on his concerns over indoor dining capacity rules once the colder weather hits New York.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio still have banned indoor diningindefinitely in the city and operating at 50% capacity on Long Island amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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But Long Island’s Vincent’s Clam Bar owner, Bobby Marisi, said even half capacity isn’t enough to keep some businesses afloat.
“I'm hoping the powers that be can realize that and maybe kick us up to 75% or, God willing, 100%,” Marisi told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney. “Because a lot of restaurants cannot function at 50%. You can't bring in enough dollars, enough revenue to make it work. … So you’re going to lose a lot of restaurants if you don’t correct this soon.”
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