Chicago space restaurant house owners rally in assist of federal bailout cash

Suburban Chicago restaurant house owners are rallying in assist of one other federal bailout for his or her trade.

They are saying with out extra funding, mom-and-pop eating places will shut and chain eating places will dominate the trade.

They’re asking for $48-billion in grants for eating places who did not get cash from the unique restaurant revitalization fund final 12 months.

They declare a lot of that cash went to eating places that already had hundreds of thousands within the financial institution.

The Chicago Restaurant Coalition gathered Monday in Westchester on the Alpine Banquet Home, making their plea.

“Properly established eating places know how you can survive, inflation, recessions, upturns, downturns however what we’re experiencing now could be unprecedented. No quantity of enterprise acumen might help us climate this storm with out extra assist,” mentioned Elaine Apastolopoulos of Paul’s Household Restaurant in Elgin.

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There are at the moment payments within the US Home and Senate that would supply extra funding for eating places. The newest invoice was launched seven months in the past and no motion has been taken since then.