SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — From the individuals who can’t pay their rents to the companies which might be 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 mentioned monetary assistance is lengthy overdue. Visitors to his restaurant, New Delhi, has been so gentle that they’re solely open between 5 p.m. and eight p.m., Tuesdays by Saturdays.
“We aren’t surviving.” Dey mentioned. “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 situated close to Union Sq. over the previous 32 years.
“(I’m) taking a mortgage out on my home to pay my employees to remain open,” Dey mentioned.
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 mentioned a one-time cost of $600 from the feds will assist.
“I might repair my brakes on my automotive, ? Simply little issues right here and there that should be completed. I hold pushing them off. I owe individuals cash as a result of I borrowed cash,” Ortiz mentioned. “(Not having cash) type 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 mentioned he plans to use for the brand new federal mortgage.
“Primary can be payroll, protecting everybody afloat … And hire, perhaps hire,” mentioned proprietor Wael Mufarreh Jr. He has one different location within the metropolis’s Marina neighborhood.
Eric Nielsen is a companion at two downtown San Jose eating places. He used the final spherical of federal PPP mortgage cash to pay his staff. Because the ban on outside eating, he’s needed to lay off most of his 95 workers. If he’s in a position to get the brand new stimulus cash, he plans to deliver lots of them again.
“We’ll all the time deliver extra of our employees on than what technically the restaurant wants in the meanwhile simply so, in that manner, we are able to hold issues transferring for them, hopefully hold them employed,” Nielsen mentioned.
Whereas they have been glad assistance is on the best way, most individuals mentioned lawmakers and the president ought to have gotten this completed months in the past.