Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell met with dozens of local restaurant owners via Zoom on Nov. 20 to listen to their concerns about Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent restrictions on dine-in options.
“Our restaurants play such an important role in the vibrancy and overall economic health of our community, and we need to make sure we are doing everything we possibly can to keep them open during this difficult time,” Mayor Ferrell said.
On Nov. 17, Ferrell announced another round of CARES Act funds aimed directly at supporting dine-in, brick-and-mortar restaurants in Federal Way. Two days later, the mayor signed 76 applications for $5,000 CARES Act grants to be disbursed to restaurants.
Ferrell also announced at Friday’s meeting the debut of Shop Local, Eat Local, a campaign in partnership with the Greater Federal Way Chamber which encourages community members to shop and eat at Federal Way restaurants and small businesses. Learn more at www.shoplocalfedway.com.