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New York Senator Chuck Schumer, was in Buffalo to discuss the details on the new COVID-19 American Rescue Plan that recently passed in the senate. Although things are starting to move in the right direction in Buffalo, with restaurants being able to open at a higher compacity, and bars that serve food being able to stay open longer, but there is still work that needs to be done. The Senate Majority leader made a stop at the Mana at Northland where he provided details on the $100 Billion dollar relief bill.

The American Rescue Plan will give the restaurants in Buffalo and all around Western New York the much-needed help that local business owners have been asking for. There are some local restaurant owners at least 27%, that say they are not going to be able to survive the next three months, they are still in need of relief to overcome the setbacks caused by the pandemic.

That is why I made sure this relief bill included a vital ingredient- a restaurant relief fund based on the RESTAURANTS Act- to get our restaurants 'cooking' again. Getting the federal dollars into the hands of the struggling small businesses, like restaurants in Western New York, not only makes sense, but it's the recipe needed to keep small businesses like Manna at Northland going, and keeping their employees working.

said, Senator Chuck Schumer according to WGRZ.

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Now that this relief bill has passed and the city is starting to open up again, I think we will really start to see local businesses thrive and also be around to serve the community.

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