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Restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area are feeling the effects of back-to-back severe storms as the new year begins

Restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area are feeling the effects of back-to-back severe storms as the new year begins

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KGO) – After days of heavy rain and back-to-back strong storms battering the Bay Area, many local businesses are feeling the impact.

Some of the hardest hit? restaurants.

“I heard those who stayed open had very slow sales. Basically they lost money by staying open,” said Laurie Thomas.

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Thomas is the executive director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association.

She says she, along with many other businesses, closed her restaurant early ahead of Wednesday’s bomb cyclone.

“We also looked at our reservations, they literally dropped like flies,” said Thomas. “Very few people. People canceled.”

Thomas says she wanted to protect both her employees and her customers.

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However, the reality is that many San Francisco restaurants are suffering from the bottom line due to inclement weather.

But it’s not just the last two storms that are worrying business owners. They also say they are concerned about the new rains still to come.

That could include another week of rain in the Bay Area, leading to our wettest 10-day period in over 150 years.

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This is of great concern to people like Shaheer Sheikh, who runs Al Hamra restaurant in The Mission with his family.

“It was literally flooded in front. As if it was so much water, some of the water came into the restaurant,” Sheikh said.

But despite the inclement weather, Thomas is confident local restaurants will continue to outlast Mother Nature.

“It’s unfortunate that those of us who made it last year are starting out in some kind of negative financial position,” said Thomas.

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