CLEVELAND — With an estimated 30 million Americans having filed for unemployment benefits and the economy contracting by near 5% in the first quarter, economists and business owners in Northeast Ohio are bracing for the second recession in a decade. Although this potential economic downtown features the classic hallmarks of a recession, experts are optimistic the rebound will be quicker than most.

Located near West 130th Street and Lorain Avenue, Der Braumeister, a longtime restaurant on Cleveland’s West Side serving classic German fare, has survived numerous recessions and economic slumps. Each one has presented a unique set of challenges, owner Jenn Wirtz said.

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