SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — From the individuals who can’t pay their rents to the companies which are about to close their doorways, everybody hopes this latest round of federal stimulus money will purchase them a while.
San Francisco restaurant proprietor Ranjan Dey stated monetary assistance is lengthy overdue. Site visitors to his restaurant, New Delhi, has been so mild that they’re solely open between 5 p.m. and eight p.m., Tuesdays via Saturdays.
“We’re not surviving.” Dey stated. “We’re on the verge of closing down. We’re the longest-running Indian restaurant within the metropolis of San Francisco.”
Dey has poured his coronary heart into the legacy restaurant positioned close to Union Sq. over the previous 32 years.
“(I’m) taking a mortgage out on my home to pay my workers to remain open,” Dey stated.
Mario Ortiz’s unemployment advantages ran out final month. He now has a part-time job however that’s nonetheless not sufficient to pay the payments. He stated a one-time cost of $600 from the feds will assist.
“I may repair my brakes on my automobile, you recognize? Simply little issues right here and there that must be carried out. I hold pushing them off. I owe folks cash as a result of I borrowed cash,” Ortiz stated. “(Not having cash) sort of ruined my Christmas — I didn’t have cash to purchase anyone something.”
The proprietor of Jake’s Steaks in San Francisco’s Mission District stated he plans to use for the brand new federal mortgage.
“Primary can be payroll, retaining everybody afloat … And lease, perhaps lease,” stated proprietor Wael Mufarreh Jr. He has one different location within the metropolis’s Marina neighborhood.
Eric Nielsen is a associate at two downtown San Jose eating places. He used the final spherical of federal PPP mortgage cash to pay his employees. For the reason that ban on out of doors eating, he’s needed to lay off most of his 95 workers. If he’s capable of get the brand new stimulus cash, he plans to carry lots of them again.
“We’ll at all times carry extra of our workers on than what technically the restaurant wants in the meanwhile simply so, in that approach, we are able to hold issues transferring for them, hopefully hold them employed,” Nielsen stated.
Whereas they had been glad assistance is on the best way, most individuals stated lawmakers and the president ought to have gotten this carried out months in the past.