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Press Pass: Coronavirus is taking its toll on local business

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COVID-19 is a topic of discussion at restaurants like Bijou Grill.

Before New York State ordered the shutdown of all bars and restaurants, concerns over the coronavirus were impacting the regional economy. According to Jim Fink of Business First, during just one day last week a major Buffalo hotel lost $80,000 in bookings due to cancellations. It's likely the tip of the iceberg for what will be mounting financial losses for area businesses.