The article is blaming Airbnb rentals for making home ownership unaffordable and killing neighborhood restaurants because the neighborhoods are evolving to have more tourists. Buried in the article VRBO is finally mentioned and analysis shows that 3% of homes have Airbnb rentals.
They interviewed and told the story of one woman claiming she was evicted & her rental then listed on Airbnb. The rental owner is not quoted.
I’m not in the restaurant business but would a 3% change in clientele kill a restaurant unless they were running too close to margin to be successful?
This article popped up as part of my Google news feed so it is getting exposure & spread.
So sad, this is just more fodder for the Airbnb haters who read headlines only.