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Pandemic Forces Thousands of Bay Area Businesses to Close for Good

Aug 18, 2020 01:11PM ● By Pam Kessler

When it comes to a place for honest community dialogues and stories, a place to gain knowledge and make informed decisions, KQED informs on tv, radio, and digital media. Among KQED’s free podcasts is FORUM which recently focused on the thousands of small businesses—from restaurants and boutiques to independent movie theaters and corner stores—closing for good due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It spells the end of a dream, a community, years of hard work, and the livelihoods of owners and workers. You’ll hear the stories of Bay Area business owners, including John Rittmaster, who talks about the tragic end of a Walnut Creek institution, Prima Ristorante.  

LINK TO THE PODCAST:

Pandemic Forces Thousands of Bay Area Businesses to Close for Good from KQED's Forum on Apple Podcasts. 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kqeds-forum/id73329719?i=1000488062531

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