The Anthem, a popular live music venue, displays a message of support on their marquee on April 3, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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.
But the SBA's portal faced technical challenges on launch day, and the applications process is currently suspended.
Earlier Friday, the SBA said, it was working with its vendors to fix the tech issues, which had been identified.
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