Helping hand extended in hard times

Even as it faces a record deficit of its own, the county Harbor District is deferring rent for five of its tenants to help them beat hard times.

The district board voted Wednesday to defer rent for three months for three restaurants and two sports fishing businesses that rent space at Pillar Point in Half Moon Bay, Harbor District General Manager Peter Grenell said.

Princeton Seafood Co. and Market, Ketch Joanne Restaurant and Bar, Ship to Shore Restaurant, Huck Fin Sportfishing, and Half Moon Bay Sportfishing & Tackle will all qualify, but may not all choose to take the deferment, Grenell said. If hard times persist the businesses can wait beyond the three months to pay the rent, but interest will begin accruing.

“It’s a Band-Aid and that will help in the short term, but you will have to pay it sooner or later,” said Ron Nunes, owner of Ship to Shore.

Grenell said the rent deferrals would amount to about $27,500 if all five businesses decide to take them.

“It’s not that huge for us but it’s big for the businesses,” Grenell said.

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Planning Commission greenlights 1,100 unit Balboa Reservoir project

Development near CCSF expected to include 50 percent below-market rate units

Breed announces timeline for when SF’s businesses can reopen after COVID-19 shutdown

Restaurant advocacy group wants The City to allow indoor dining sooner

Trump signs order targeting social media companies

By Chris Megerian Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump signed an executive… Continue reading

CCSF puts Fort Mason campus on the chopping block

Faced with severe budget cuts, community college preparing to end decades-long lease

Neighbors sue city over safe camping site planned for Stanyan Street

A group of Haight residents filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking a federal… Continue reading

Most Read