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Stadium Rat
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Metairie
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Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
My wife wanted Chinese last night. We called a couple of places that were open for takeout but they have now closed.

Cathay Imperial and Royal China in Metairie.


ruzil
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
Might be a blessing in disguise.


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NOLATiger71
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New Orleans
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
Royal china worries me. Husband wants to retire and wife still wants to work. So they have made it this far. I hope they reopen.


notiger1997
Metairie
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
Bravo in Metairie closed for good this week.
Not a big loss, but I figured they might have had the corporate support to keep it open.

Anyone know the details of how the stimulus bills will help the small local restaurants/bars?


Stadium Rat
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
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Royal china worries me. Husband wants to retire and wife still wants to work. So they have made it this far. I hope they reopen.

The message on the phone line says it's a "temporary closing".


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t00f
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
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Royal China


permanent or just until this is over?


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TulaneLSU
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
Bravos Metairie is no longer even listed on the national Bravo website. There must have already been declining numbers for them to shut it down completely while others remain open. It’s smack in the middle of one of the highest densities of quality Italian restaurants in America: Impastatos, Andreas, Fausto’s, Sandros, Giorlandos, Vincent’s, Filippo, Fury's. It’s surprising it lasted as long as it did.


Y.A. Tittle
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It’s smack in the middle of one of the highest densities of quality Italian restaurants in America:


Oh lord have mercy!


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xXLSUXx
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
I've noticed this. It's not just Chinese places either. Ben's Burgers, several others, etc. Several restaurants that were doing take out or delivery are now "temporarily closing". I guess they figured their employees could make more on unemployment and/or the margins weren't enough to keep inventory and pay the skeleton crews that were still there.
This post was edited on 3/27 at 8:58 am


Salmon
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
Yep. Several tried to make the take out thing work for a week, but now most are shutting down after this weekend.

When the most popular restaurant in the city can't even make it a week on just take out orders, you know it is rough.


CHEDBALLZ
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
I'm seeing the same in my community. We have a few places that were opened for to-go orders that had closed. A few just closed out right (hopefully temporary) and a few more that do 95% takeout anyway are jumping right along. Our 1 biggest restaurant is still doing business but they are closed from 1-4.


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Saskwatch
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
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Royal china


If Miss Shirley is alive that place ain't closing down. Food is great and she is the nicest lady imaginable.


ellishughtiger
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
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Not a big loss


Not at all

quote:

Anyone know the details of how the stimulus bills will help the small local restaurants/bars?


Im sure like other small businesses they can qualify for SBA loans where a portion of the loan is forgiven.


OTIS2
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NoLA
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
I expect it's a better business decision for many to shutter temporarily, let the employees draw unemployment, and open up with less of a loss once the storm blows through.


More beer please
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
I had the same luck with my local Chinese restaurants.

P.F. Chang’s in Nola closing for good too.


LSUcdro
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
It doesnt help that the stupid fricking ATC is literally shutting places down for stupid trivial bull shite


hobotiger
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
Happening here as well. But some of the places that are shutting down to pick up and delivery are working off of donations to ensure that people affected by this have meals and are donating lots of meals per day to people that need them


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notiger1997
Metairie
Member since May 2009
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
My wife and I went to that Bravos several months back with a gift card. It was not very busy and the food was below average and the server sucked.
I had been hearing since then that it has been steadily declining.


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Jay Are
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
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Several tried to make the take out thing work for a week, but now most are shutting down after this weekend.


My guess is that many places initially did the take-out thing to run through remaining product


Panny Crickets
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re: Restaurants Starting to Close Outright
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It doesnt help that the stupid fricking ATC is literally shutting places down for stupid trivial bullshite


Would you mind providing a few examples, please sir?


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