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Coronavirus pandemic forces over half of San Francisco storefronts to close
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The coronavirus pandemic forced over half of all storefronts in San Fransisco to shutter, according to a recent survey from the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.
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To date, only 46% of storefront businesses — approximately 1,200 storefronts — are currently open and doing business in San Francisco, the survey indicated.
Meanwhile, 51.5% of all restaurants and eateries are closed, 77% of all bars, taverns or nightclubs are closed and 78% of all entertainment/recreation businesses remain dark.
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A spokesperson for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce said that the current situation in San Fransisco, which is also mirrored around the country, reflects a "public health crisis, not an economic crisis" and that the path to reopening comes with two major considerations.