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How the new Allentown Café is succeeding despite the pandemic And advice for other business owners

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In a time where so many business owners are closing their doors, one in Buffalo is just getting started. Jack Reid, owner of the new Allentown Café, is doing whatever he can to make sure his new spot stays afloat and it’s working.

“The Erie County grant program, for example, had over 90 million requests for $20 million of funding, so we know the problem is acute,” said Dottie Gallagher, CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

A New York State Restaurant Association survey found nearly two-thirds of restaurants will close without an industry relief package.

Gallagher says other than the federal government stepping in with another stimulus, she’s not sure where else small business can turn for help.

“That’s really in the end what businesses need to survive,” said Gallagher.

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