The city’s pandemic-weary eateries may be regaining some of their financial stability.
Bronx-based Baldor Speciality Foods, one of the largest regional suppliers, said it is 98% paid up from the worst months of Covid-19. This comes as small businesses remove one kind of pandemic-related debt from their balance sheets. At the same time, many remain in the red on rent and utilities as the recovery proceeds unevenly and promised government relief remains insufficient.
“Because we have formed into this essential purveyor for restaurants in this region, we are high on the list in terms of people making sure they got caught up,” said Ben Walker, the senior vice president of sales
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