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Struggling restaurants have been counting on government assistance during coronavirus, as the pandemic continues to trigger financial onslaught for small businesses.
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But Ann & Tony’s co-owner Ralph Napolitano said the Bronx-based Italian restaurant has never relied on government assistance and they don’t plan to now. Napolitano told FOX Business that he’s applied for small business loans but he doesn't expect any progress to be made.
“Just waiting for answers, nothing has come in yet,” he said. “But whatever it is, it is. If it comes through, it comes through. If it doesn’t come through, what are you going to do? You gotta do what you gotta do.”
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Once the lockdown is lifted, Napolitano said he's confident Ann & Tony’s will be able to rise from the ashes as it has through every crisis since its founding in 1927.