LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Mahall’s in Lakewood has survived almost 100 years, now it’s hoping it may survive for a number of months till extra assist comes.
The bowling alley opened in 1924, and it has expanded to incorporate stay music. The bands are so widespread, they now makes up 60% of the enterprise.
With social distancing guidelines in place because of the pandemic, Mahall’s has to restrict the variety of folks inside its 20,000 sq. foot enterprise. The homeowners say in some instances, just a few dozen individuals are allowed. Meaning the enterprise can’t afford to pay the bands or the employees.
Mahall’s has survived this as soon as already this 12 months. It was capable of get a mortgage via the Payroll Safety Program. It used these funds to pay workers to assist renovate the constructing.
Now, the homeowners are attempting one thing completely different. They’ve begun a Kickstarter campaign, hoping the individuals who love their venue will assist preserve it working. The hope is the cash will assist Mahall’s survive till both Save Our Stage funding comes via or social distancing guidelines calm down.