Dallas Business That Caters To Federal Workers Offering Them Discounts During Shutdown

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Nineteen days into the government shut down, the impact is starting to trickle down people who do not work for the federal government.

Some Dallas businesses that cater to federal workers are losing money, while others are stepping up to help federal employees not getting paid.

Fewer lattes are being served at Ascension Annex, a coffee shop in downtown Dallas where Environmental Protection Agency employees are regulars.

“It’s definitely been one of our slower weeks,” said barista Kioan Yare. “I know for a fact some our regulars that come in all the time, we haven’t seen them.”

Less business means less money for baristas.

“It definitely affects us directly,” said Yare. “A portion of our income is tips-based. When we don’t have the same amount of people coming in, we can’t look forward to the same spending habits that we…

Original published: 2019-01-09 21:34:18 Read the full Dallas News here

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