Tivo_Kenevil wrote:So what was sustainable in the past that isn't now? Aren't some bars closing because they don't get enough traffic only on the weekends? I heard the idle rye owners say this in news story.
It's easy to blame the lack of crowds, but it's BS.
Idle Rye had inconsistent food. Sometimes great, frequently bleh. A restaurant won't make it anywhere like that. The Bitter End, which replaced it, seems to be doing very well. The Armory, just a block down the street, opened about the same time as Idle Rye. It is always packed -- and the owners have done well enough that they've opened Ruins.
A good example is Local. You never hear about them. Hell, you've probably never even heard of them. They get almost zero press. They're in a secondary location and you could easily walk by them without noticing them. But they've been successful for over 15 years selling $$$ comfort food. If you have a good product people will come, and they will come back.