At The Independent in San Francisco, it’s been a long, dark year in the most literal sense. The music and comedy shows that filled the venue’s stage and boosted the local economy have been halted since early March 2020. Save for a few merchandise sales, its overall revenue is down nearly 100%.
“It’s been a devastating year for The Independent and our industry. We were the first to close and will be the last to reopen,” said Allen Scott, managing owner of The Independent.