SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — It has been a long time within the North Park group for Gordon Shaw and his enterprise, Hanger’s Cleaners.
That is what makes it so tough to go away, he mentioned.
“It makes me really feel good however it simply form of provides to the harm you realize,” mentioned Shaw. “It is why I am on this enterprise. I like the non-public interplay.”
Shaw’s enterprise is closing its doorways, resulting from rising lease costs and poor enterprise in the course of the pandemic.
He instructed ABC 10News he has no selection however to shut up store, and that his lease is now as much as $9,000 a month and he is not in a position to make ends meet.
“We have been down about 80 p.c and I requested to speak to someone as a result of I used to be instructed one of the best factor to do was get collectively together with your landlord,” Shaw mentioned.
However he mentioned he was by no means about to barter with anybody. He fell behind on his lease and is now being evicted.
“It kinda will get to me,” he mentioned.
Prospects have reached out to Shaw, many posting on Nextdoor in regards to the scenario and loss to the realm. It isn’t how he wished to finish his profession and 4 a long time within the neighborhood.
“Actually love the neighborhood, the folks was gonna do quite a lot of issues right here,” he mentioned.
He figured he solely had a couple of days left and is making an attempt to do all he can within the meantime. He mentioned he’ll proceed to function as a drop-off and pick-up enterprise from a personal location and urges prospects to name him to rearrange any service.
“I am going to hold the shoppers however it’s not the identical,” he mentioned.
Native small companies and nonprofit entities that suffered financial losses resulting from COVID-19 could also be eligible for grant funding from the county. To be taught extra in regards to the county’s Small Enterprise Grant, click on right here.