A little financial help. Three months to the day, after the tragedy that occurred on rue Saint-Jacques, in the fifth arrondissement of Paris, on June 21, 2023, several businesses affected by the explosion of number 277 of the artery will benefit from economic support from the Île-de-France region. It was initially voted on 5th July last. In total, this amounts to nearly €30,000 in aid.
A standing commission was therefore held on September 21, 2023, during which "17 beneficiary companies were designated," says the community. "In order to cover part of the operating loss for businesses that had to remain closed for many weeks due to the damage caused and/or the investigation, the Île-de-France region will cover part of their rents for the months affected by the closure of the business, on a case-by-case basis. "
Small businesses more affected
In detail, 26,800 euros will be released for envelopes ranging from 629 euros to 6,275 euros for the Express Saint-Jacques. The region also notes that "the smallest of these companies that do not own their premises are the hardest hit. Their ability to revive their business is hampered and, in some cases, it is their very sustainability that is threatened. »
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It is in this context that the Ile-de-France community "will therefore support 17 businesses to help them cope with the decline in their clientele and cover 75% of their rent". And to specify: "Half of them are bars and restaurants."