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Yelp finds 60% of coronavirus-driven business closures permanent, with restaurants hardest hit
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Sixty percent of businesses that were shuttered in March during the coronavirus will remain closed for good, according to a Yelp report released Wednesday.
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As many as 97,966 businesses on Yelp have closed permanently between March 1 and Aug. 31, according to the crowdsourced review site’s September Local Economic Impact report, which tracks changes in business hours or descriptions on its app.
What’s more, 163,735 businesses on Yelp’s platform alone have experienced shutdowns in the same five-month period.