Bars and restaurants hopeful about federal rescue plan
Bars and restaurants all over America have been hurting financially because of COVID-19, but they’re looking for some relief through the American Rescue Plan approved in Washington.
Tami Plourde of the Pearl Street Brewery in north La Crosse is one local business owner who’s hoping that she and others in the hospitality industry can benefit quickly from the rescue plan.
“I think that it will really impact a lot of businesses,” said Plourde at a news conference on Wednesday. “We have a hospitality and tourism-heavy community, and I know just a ton of businesses that will really benefit from access to these grants and funds.”
“The Restaurant Recovery Plan that was part of the rescue plan has 30 billion dollars that’s directly allocated for restaurants around our country,” said Kind, “and we’re waiting for further guidance on that.”
Plourde and Darren Price of the B.P. Smokehouse in Tomah both spoke in optimistic terms about the bill helping to turn restaurants around.