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About One-Fifth Of Massachusetts Restaurants Have Permanently Closed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

September 8, 2020

Restaurants in Massachusetts are closing for good at a high rate because of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns associated with them.

More than 20 percent of restaurants in the state have permanently closed due to the emergency, and it is possible that others will not be able to survive in the coming months. There are about 16,000 restaurants in the Bay State and of those, about 3,400 have closed, according to MSN.

Restaurants could have a more difficult time getting business as the weather cools off and outdoor dining becomes less feasible. Some restaurants plan on buying outdoor heaters and tents to keep people warm outside, according to the report.

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