Best way to save downtown Boston restaurants can be best summed up by Warren Buffet:
Warren Buffett pleaded for help for small businesses, and restaurants especially, on CNBC this morning. “We’ve shut down a lot of people in this particular induced recession, and others are prospering,” he said. He compared the situation to eminent domain; when the government takes your property, they have to compensate you. If they close your business, Buffett said, they should also compensate you.
It’s a difficult process that, yes, can involve a lot of waste and fraud. But if business owners at least know that help is coming, they can try to keep holding out until it finally arrives.