Restaurant Contractor

Paramilitary contracting is an excessive niche sector of the private security trade mostly filled by former armed forces personnel who retire from active navy service, however select to utilize their hard earned skills to make a really worthwhile residing. If the contractor you’re considering can not present a list of glad purchasers, this probably means one among two things: inexperience within the building subject or a less than stellar observe document in the industry. Contractor – A great contractor should have the ability to let you know about different jobs that they did for other shoppers similar to yours and thus have the ability to confirm the experience they bring with them to the job.

The contractor may farm out your job to an unqualified subcontractor. So do a search for portray companies or house painters which are allowed and licensed in your area. Once you have made your thoughts to work with a selected contractor it is all the time advisable to have a legal contract with the contractor the place the contractor should specify the date of completion of the mission and quote the price.

Each of these methods has their very own drawbacks, nonetheless, the primary three (4) strategies described cause essentially the most issues with the contractors accounting records and are strategies that I highly suggest that you simply keep away from. If this describes your own home, it is undoubtedly time to call a painting contractor for removal.

You need an organization that has been in business for years and has labored on and managed many jobs. Do It Your self – You screw up the job, it’s important to re-do it. There isn’t any assure for a do-it-yourselfer and people typically don’t take out insurance on themselves or the job.

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Immigrant restaurant owners risk everything for the American dream. Now COVID-19 could end it.

All their friends told immigrants Max and Lara Lucchetti that living in America would be easy, despite the price tag. So they sold their handyman service, uprooted their lives in Milan and invested their life savings – all $100,000 of it – on a familiar gamble: opening a restaurant in South Florida.

Now, facing an obstacle they didn’t anticipate in COVID-19, the Lucchettis may be forced to close their Pompano Beach restaurant, La Forketta, within two months, and give up their American dream.

A National Restaurant Association survey in mid-September estimates that 100,000 restaurants have already permanently shut nationwide, and 40 percent of operators don’t expect to survive another six months without federal relief.

But the Lucchettis carry an added burden that other struggling restaurants don’t share. They belong to a class of immigrant entrepreneurs whose future in America is staked to their business’s survival.

If La Forketta fails, their visas may be canceled, forcing Max and Lara and their two sons to move back to Italy – or face deportation.

“It’s been horrible,” says Max, spinning a margherita pizza in the oven of his rustic – but empty – trattoria in Pompano’s suburban Palm Aire neighborhood. “I’ve just been scared. Lots of sleepless nights.”

To open a restaurant in the United States, many foreign-born business owners like the Lucchettis apply for E-2 visas, says Patricia Wall-Santiago, a Fort Lauderdale immigration attorney who has 10 such clients. So-called E-2 “investor treaty” visas are granted to entrepreneurs who invest large sums of money in a U.S. business; for restaurants, it’s roughly $100,000. The visa requires owners to not only break even but also hire U.S. workers and hit profitability goals, she says.

Hitting those goals during the pandemic, when restaurant capacity has been restricted, is likely impossible. La Forketta’s sales are

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Chuck’s Restaurant in Des Moines’ Highland Park to get historic remodel


The hardware store that’s been a mainstay of Des Moines’ north side for nearly 90 years is closing its doors.

Des Moines Register

One of Des Moines’ oldest restaurants will undergo a historic renovation as the neighborhood around it experiences a renaissance of sorts. 

About $1.4 million will be invested in the 125-year-old building that’s home to Chuck’s Restaurant, 3610 Sixth Ave., to fix a falling roof and exterior wall, upgrade mechanical systems, improve the façade and renovate five upstairs apartments that have been vacant for several years. 

The project is a partnership between the restaurant’s owner, Emily Jones; Neighborhood Development Corp.; and Invest DSM, a nonprofit designed to make investments in four target neighborhoods to improve housing stock, increase amenities and attract new businesses.

The renovation is one of several high-profile changes in the historic Highland Park and Oak Park neighborhoods, where Invest DSM has spent nearly $750,000 on upgrades and special projects in the past year.

The Sixth Avenue business district in Highland Park has been a major focus, including a complete overhaul of the beloved Highland Park Bakery; the planned Slow Down Coffee Co. in the space formerly occupied by Hiland Park Hardware, which closed last fall; the opening of a modern-day general store called Des Moines Mercantile; and façade improvements at Ichi Bike, whose owner has opened an office in the neighborhood. 

“It’s been really exciting to see the momentum,” said Amber Lynch, executive director of Invest DSM. “The business owners in this area think this is a place that is worthy of their investment, and they want to stay there and grow their businesses there.”

Neighborhood Development Corp., which has partnered in all the latest projects, will purchase the building that houses Chuck’s. It will be responsible for leasing the apartments, which have been

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