flyguy89 wrote:seb146 wrote:flyguy89 wrote:What are you even talking about? Because I'm talking about small business.
Right. Small businesses like Ruth's Chris Steak House, Potbelly, and Hallador Energy.
Including REAL small businesses, they will not be able to survive this. Not only because giant corporations took all the money, but they can not afford the back rent and the restocking and all the startup they need to open.
Dude, stay on topic here. We started reopening two weeks ago in my state (non-essential retail and restaurants could reopen at half-capacity). I've seen and already patronized many of the "real" small businesses that have reopened. Whether they'll ultimately survive is a different question, but at least now they have the chance along with curbside pickup to try to survive versus the prior lockdown status quo of only big box retailers being allowed to stay open.
I saw lines of people in right wing states too. That means nothing in the long run. Just because some businesses are open does not mean they will survive. The second wave of covid is coming. That will destroy many small businesses. Many small businesses have been open limited hours here and they are still shutting down. And, yes, one factor is giant corporations taking money meant for small businesses. That is completely on topic.
One of our favorite towns to visit is Ashland, just south of Medford along I-5 in southern Oregon. They have so many cool and unique shops and a university. Every year, they put on plays in several theaters around town. They present Shakespeare in a theater built to resemble The Globe in England. But, with the university closed and the theater season postponed at the very least, those cool and unique shops are not going to survive. But the fast food places and national chain grocery stores will. I get it. That is the topic.