DNAinfo: Officials Seek Small Business Protections After Uptown Shops Booted

By Lindsay Armstrong

June 10, 2015

 

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A host of longtime retail stores are being forced to close to make way for a large restaurant on Broadway, leading officials to press for more protections for small businesses...

Levine said that communities need to raise the alarm about small businesses threatened by higher rents.

“Collectively, the businesses on this block have been in operation for over 80 years," Levine said, adding he has been working with Legal Aid's Community Development Project to support small businesses.

 

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