Owner of Popular San Francisco Restaurant Explains Why He Has to Shut Down | David Lee

Siyamak sits down with David Lee, a restaurant owner from San Francisco. He shares his journey from being a successful local business owner to leaving California, and what has happened to San Francisco that impacts its residents and businesses.
Owner of Popular San Francisco Restaurant Explains Why He Has to Shut Down | David Lee
Siyamak Khorrami
11/15/2023
Updated:
3/30/2024

Siyamak sits down with David Lee, a restaurant owner from San Francisco. He shares his journey from being a successful local business owner to leaving California, and what has happened to San Francisco that impacts its residents and businesses.

“They just see the front of the house being busy, my restaurant is full, they’re coming, eating every other week, but they don’t understand what I’m going through behind the scenes. It was break-ins, the financials, the crime, the rise of cost, trying to maintain my employees. Sometimes it’s just not worth it to even have the business open.”

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Siyamak Khorrami has been the general manager and chief editor of the Southern California edition of The Epoch Times since 2017. He is also the host of the “California Insider” show, which showcases leaders and professionals across the state with inside information about trending topics and critical issues in California.
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