One of the things I just read is that a number of businesses somewhere in Louisiana close during something called the Essence Festival.
The reasons listed by the merchants are basically that there is no money to be made there because the clientele is more trouble than it is worth.
With the returns of partially eaten meals, arguments over the food, prices etc and waitresses complaining of non-tipping it makes sense if this is the way it really is.
For what it is worth, I understand the clientele is pretty much black. Some people are screaming racism.
However, I suppose nobody cares what color people are. If they were white, green or blue and there was no money to be made they would probably close anyway. I would.
I have no reason to doubt the restaurant owners as they are in the business of making money. It would be a very serious bigot that would close his doors over race if there was any reasonable money to be made.
It really makes no sense to close if you are making money just like it makes no sense to stay open if you are not.
One restaurant closed because of plumbing problems and has been acccused of being racist.
People generally do not care what color the clientele is because their money spends just as good as everyone else's. Things like this generally overcome racism.
Businesses are in the business of making money and when there is no money to be made they close. That's what I would do.
Why bother busting your ass if there's no money to be made?
Sometimes things really are that simple.
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