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Green Parrot Fighting Eviction As Coronavirus Cripples Business

Green Parrot Fighting Eviction As Coronavirus Cripples Business | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

Last week, business owner Bob Lutz received word from his attorney that his landlord is seeking a judgment in court regarding tens of thousands of dollars in late rent payments.

For Lutz, owner of the Green Parrot Restaurant on Sycamore Street, the notice is just one more obstacle brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has crippled his business for the past nine and a half months.

While he was able to benefit from the Payroll Protection Program, a forgivable loan to help small businesses keep their workers on payroll during the pandemic, it hasn't been enough to make up for steep losses in revenue since mid-March.

Despite attempts to make partial payment arrangements, the landlord is seeking a judgment in court, Lutz said.

"There's a major situation with our landlord that needs to be done to be able to do business long term," Lutz told Patch. "I hope we get there. I don't know if we'll get there, but we're gonna do our damndest."

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