Business Owners Frustrated About California’s New Coronavirus Curfew

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RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) — Some business owners are frustrated about California’s decision to put a daily curfew into place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.“(I’m) extremely concerned,” said Rex Richey, a restaurant owner.
Richey opened The Lobby just seven days before the shutdown in March.
In its short life, his Riverside restaurant-bar has been closed, partially opened, moved dining outside, and now faces a new curfew that presents a massive financial challenge.
“When we went from inside to outside, the first week saw a $15,000 loss in sales,” Richey said.
While some businesses normally close around the curfew time, they say the hour or two they’ll lose could drastically impact their business success because of the customer boost they get during late-night hours.
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His neighbors at Retro Taco say they have an answer to that and it’s not good:
“It’s gonna affect it about 80 percent,” said Shelby Worthington-Loomis of Retro Taco.
Some people have begun pushing back against the new curfew guidelines, like a group of protesters in Huntington Beach on Saturday night.
Others claim their issue is that the policy …

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