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Many Restaurants are Facing "Extinction"

COVID, inflation and staffing shortages are taking their toll

Bright Marten was intended to be a Denver mainstay, bringing locals together over fried chicken and frosé. Instead, owner Jared Riggs' dream was dashed by COVID.

"I feel like we're kind of the canary in the coal mine," Riggs told CBS News.

Like nearly six out of 10 restaurants nationwide, Riggs saw his business plummet by more than half as the Omicron variant surged and forced him to shut down his restaurant.

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