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Restaurant owners feel like they’ve been ‘swept under the rug’ when it comes to federal help during

Restaurant owners in our area are hoping they may soon get the relief they’ve been pushing for months for.

Many feel like they’ve been left to flounder, but the COVID-19 relief bill pending in the senate right now could send some much-needed help their way.

It’s no secret restaurants have suffered more than most businesses, so why haven’t they received dedicated federal funding like other industries? That could soon change.

William Dissen opened the popular farm-to-table restaurant Haymaker in Uptown three years ago and had big success right away.

“Business has been great up until the pandemic,” Dissen said.

This past year he’s been fighting to get help keeping the food on the table.

“We feel like we’ve been beating the drum for almost a year now and we’ve had to keep beating the drum and screaming at the top of our lungs and hopefully somebody will listen,” he said.

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