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    You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    As predicted, the mandatory restaurant and bar closings wreaked havoc with the small businesses. Now, it seems that the big chains will be swooping in to snap up prime locations...your corner pub becomes a Chipotle. Ugh.

    As coronavirus crushes small restaurants, big chains see room to move in

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-h...-idUSKBN22V1J5


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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Everything becomes Taco Bell. And TP is replaced by the 3 seashells.

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    I can’t blame the big chains for taking advantage, but these smaller businesses need help. And the issue is, these small guys have cut back to the absolute bone and usually it’s just 1-2 people keeping it going and doing 80-100 hour weeks. They don’t have the time to wade through federal red tape to figure out how to find the $$$. And these franchise places with corporate lawyers snap it up. I don’t know the answer. But our food choices will continue to be homogenized and bland-ified and character lost if something isn’t done.
    Itís not the thing you fling, itís the fling itself.

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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    There seems to be more of a groundswell of support for local restaurants and businesses than there ever has before, but I guess it hasn't been enough. And perhaps that's only anecdotal. We rarely frequented chains pre-COVID and we haven't been to any in the last two months.
    "In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Your local dive will become a 7/11.

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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Your local dive will become a 7/11.
    The economy falling apart is a great opportunity, if you’re rich!

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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Schuler View Post
    The economy falling apart is a great opportunity, if you’re rich!
    No doubt the blue states monied classes are piling it up. The Hamptons! Beverly Hills! Westchester! Connecticut forever!
    Last edited by North; 05-24-2020 at 12:39 AM.

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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    No doubt the blue states monied classes are piling it up. The Hamptons! Beverly Hills! Westchester! Connecticut forever!
    Schumer! Pelosi!

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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    No doubt the blue states monied classes are piling it up. The Hamptons! Beverly Hills! Westchester! Connecticut forever!
    This is the same guy that had a fit when someone said something negative about the GOP on this same part of the board.

    Just so you know, Iím going to point this out every single time you post something political and show your hypocrisy on this part of the board.
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    This is the same guy that had a fit when someone said something negative about the GOP on this same part of the board.

    Just so you know, I’m going to point this out every single time you post something political and show your hypocrisy on this part of the board.
    Hey thanks!

    But, internet warrior, if you become my stalker you will be reported each and every time you do. Just so you know.

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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    Hey thanks!

    But, internet warrior, if you become my stalker you will be reported each and every time you do. Just so you know.
    Reported for what? For pointing out your hypocrisy? Lol.
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Quote Originally Posted by North View Post
    Hey thanks!

    But, internet warrior, if you become my stalker you will be reported each and every time you do. Just so you know.
    Heís right, you do this constantly.

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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo View Post
    Your local dive will become a 7/11.
    Our 7-11 became a Banfield Pet Hospital... so weird

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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    You know damn well what you wrote here belongs in the political forum. Did you NOT read Boss-Hog's admonition two posts before yours?

    Sheesh...
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    Re: You may have to kiss a favorite restaurant goodbye.

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    He’s right, you do this constantly.
    Do what?


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