Tuesday, August 25, 2020

More Than Half Of San Francisco Storefronts Remain Closed

 More than half of all storefronts in San Francisco are closed due to COVID-19, according to the survey by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, reports KPIV TV.

“The survey showed only 46 percent of storefront businesses in San Francisco that were open at the beginning of the pandemic are still operating,” said Jay Cheng, spokesman of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

That means 1200 stores are still open, while about 1300 have closed, Cheng said.

“There’s a lot of reasons for that. If you’re a fitness studio, you can’t open because of the pandemic. If you’re a retail space, you could open, but you might have decided that there isn’t enough foot traffic or enough customer base to make that worthwhile to reopen. So it’s become a very difficult situation,” Cheng said.

All because of a virus that is of no serious health threat to the young and most of working age.

To lockdown a tourist city because of such a virus is absurd. It will be recorded in history as one of the worst decisions ever made by San Franciso government officials.


1 comment:

  1. I hate the phrase "because of the pandemic." As if the virus could close businesses by itself.