STUDIO CITY (CBSLA) — Joseph Kuras has owned Tuning Fork in Studio City for seven years.
His local watering hole is known for its local beers on tap and its neighborhood feel. But Kuras just doesn’t have the customers to be open every day anymore.
“No industry has lost more jobs or revenue than restaurants, and when you are the nation’s second largest employer, that needs to be a big alarm bell here in Washington for policy makers,” said Sean Kennedy, a the executive vice president for public affairs with the association.
“Forty percent of operators tell us, unless there’s federal action from Washington, they’ll be closed by February,” Kennedy said.
“It’s very frustrating, it is,” he said. “But I know I’m not alone.”