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Sun Jan 7, 2018, 05:49 AM

Many Shuttered Puerto Rican Restaurants Won't Reopen, Industry Leader Says

More than 1,000 restaurants remain closed three and a half months after Hurricane Maria’s destructive passage through the island, Puerto Rico Restaurant Association President Ramón Leal said in a radio interview with Radio Isla 1320 AM on Thursday.

“Many of them, unfortunately, are not going to reopen,” Leal said, adding that the still shuttered restaurants make up more than 20 percent of the island’s 5,000 food establish.

He said that while some restaurants have been getting by with generators despite the continuing lack of electrical service, the reasons the owners of other restaurants have not resumed operations have been numerous and are not limited to the lack of electricity.

“Some have not received their insurance payment yet; in other cases their workers have left,” he said. “The easiest way to see the extent of the problem is to walk through your community where the restaurants were typically located and you will see that some have already removed their furniture.”

Read more: http://www.sanjuanweeklypr.com/pdf/Jan-05-18/local.pdf
Page 7 of the San Juan Daily Star, Page 6 of 6 of the PDF file.

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Sun Jan 7, 2018, 05:51 AM

1. this is what the GOP wants

a dead shell so that they can move in their sons and daughters, just like they tried to do in new orleans.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 7, 2018, 06:02 AM

2. You are correct. The ones that come to my mind

are the son of former Rep. Randy Neguebauer from Lubbock. He managed to set his son up with a sweetheart deal a few years ago in Puerto Rico. I'm sure that now that they have established Puerto Rican residency that it will set them up for other opportunities.

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