Rep. Jones to struggling Port Chester restaurant owners: Help is on the way
Rep.Mondaire Jones is sending a message to struggling restaurant owners in Port Chester that help is on the horizon.
Jones was out Thursday for a walking and tasting tour of some of the village’s finest restaurants, including Indian, Peruvian and American cuisines and more.
His goal was to remind owners of President Joe Biden’s recently passed American Rescue Plan. The plan includes nearly $30 billion for a restaurant revitalization fund.
News 12 is told the money is supposed to assist restaurants that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
"I have spoken to so many small business owners who have had to furlough workers, or just outright fire them,” says Jones. “People who have had to reduce their hours of operation.”
There are nearly 60 restaurants in the village and Mayor Luis Marino believes many of them are in desperate need of the new federal grant funds.
“It’s gonna help,” says Marino. “Port Chester got into an orange zone so that was not easy… We're going to keep fighting to get as much help as we can.”