Downtown businesses need help to stay afloat after coronavirus and protests, according to a recent survey

More than half of Downtown businesses are worried about staying afloat, according to a new survey that illustrates the depths that the coronavirus and protests have had on the heart of Columbus.

According to the survey, 58% of Downtown business respondents that are first-floor tenants said they were worried about staying in business.

Those first-floor businesses, including restaurants, said they sustained $941,000 in damages from protests over the death of George Floyd in May, followed by $2.1 million in lost business.

In addition, Downtown hotels reported $80,000 in damages and $595,500 in lost business, while property managers reported $1.8 million in damages.

An earlier survey in June found that 250 Downtown businesses suffered some sort of damage during the May 28-30 protests, said Marc Conte, executive director of the Capital Crossroads and Discovery special

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Downtown businesses need help to stay afloat after coronavirus and protests, according to a recent survey

More than half of Downtown businesses are worried about staying afloat, according to a new survey that illustrates the depths that the coronavirus and protests have had on the heart of Columbus.

According to the survey, 58% of Downtown business respondents that are first-floor tenants said they were worried about staying in business.

Those first-floor businesses, including restaurants, said they sustained $941,000 in damages from protests over the death of George Floyd in May, followed by $2.1 million in lost business.

In addition, Downtown hotels reported $80,000 in damages and $595,500 in lost business, while property managers reported $1.8 million in damages.

An earlier survey in June found that 250 Downtown businesses suffered some sort of damage during the May 28-30 protests, said Marc Conte, executive director of the Capital Crossroads and Discovery special

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For the second time in five games, the Brooklyn Nets tipped off on Tuesday without Caris LeVert, Joe Harris, and Jarrett Allen. And for the second time, they picked up a win. As you go through the reasons the Nets have won five of seven games on the NBA Campus and locked up the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, their depth, adaptability, and resilience are at the top of the list.

First it was the 119-116 win over Milwaukee, in which the Nets blitzed the NBA’s top defensive team for 73 points in the first half. They were sharp from the start again with 60 first-half points in Tuesday’s 108-96 win over Orlando.

“I stressed to them from day one that you want to give your coach a reason to play you, and to make it difficult to not play you,” said head coach Jacque Vaughn on Tuesday

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