Quoted from pookycade:
Yeah, it does come down to funding doesn't it ? The basic problem is that we currently were running on a revenue of about $3-5K per week (small fish I know), and employment costs of about $800 a week and rent another $800 a week and then repairs - ugh highly variable. I am voluntarily paying my employees during work stoppage and I don't think anyone is letting me out of rent. The one person I don't have to pay is me, or my volunteers. Not a choice if its your livelihood. What I'm saying is that most go fund me campaigns are $20 here, maybe $50 there. Takes alot to get up to $4K and thats just for one operator. I know for sure that these barcades and such have to do WAY better than me to just break even. Its a long way of saying that I don't have a solution, the dollar amounts are likely much higher than we can generate even if every pinsider donated. Hmm.
the citys / states should wave fees to cover the downtime.