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The survival of small businesses in American college towns is being threatened as restaurants, bars, and bookstores are stuck hoping students return to campus this fall

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Small businesses in university and college towns rely heavily upon students for their revenue. Some businesses make 80% or more of their income from university-related traffic.
Business Insider spoke to restaurants, bars, and bookstores in college towns around the country to find out what it is like to operate during the pandemic - and what the uncertain road ahead looks like.
If students don't return to campuses this fall, or if they return in lesser numbers, some local businesses face the possibility of permanent closures.
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