White Plains Business Improvement District



Restaurants seeks fed funds to stay alive; White Plains, Yonkers BIDs offer support

Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals, Peter Katz, December 14, 2020

With a sharp increase in the number of Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths nationwide and Congressional action on a new economic stimulus package stalled, the National Restaurant Association described the industry being in “free fall” with 10,000 establishments closing in three months.

It called on Congress to promptly pass the $908 billion compromise economic stimulus package that appeared to have solid bipartisan support.

Locally, there’s been growing support in Westchester and Fairfield for restaurateurs, including promotional efforts to help keep them afloat.

One effort to help keep restaurants alive is being organized by the White Plains Business Improvement District (BID). The first Downtown White Plains Restaurant Month promotion is scheduled to take place from Jan. 2-31. The BID is providing a web page, flyers and other promotional efforts to induce people to take advantage of special fixed price lunch and dinner specials.

“The White Plains BID is doing all we can to help our restaurants during this ongoing pandemic, particularly as they head into the most challenging time of the year,” Brittany Brandwein, executive director of the BID told the Business Journal.


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