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Marina del Rey restaurants at Fisherman's Village face difficult winter

February 23, 2009 |  4:06 pm


The Los Angeles Business Journal has an interesting story on its website today on Marina del Rey-related tourism, and the problems some businesses are having getting financing. According to the Journal, all is not well in Marina del Rey's Fisherman's Village, where restaurants are a part of the scene.  From the story:

"Over at the sagging Fisherman’s Village, the pressing question is who can hang on long enough to see the change. Gabr, the Angler’s Choice Restaurant owner, is not sure how much longer he can go on borrowing money to stay in business amid the recession. Lucy Liampetchakul, owner of Thai Garden, an outdoor café, also is fearful she might have to close. She has seen sales of ice cream, cold drinks and food decrease by 20% to 50%, depending on the day. 'Business is very slow,' she lamented. 'There are fewer tourists, and even when they come they don’t buy anything. If it keeps going this way, we may not survive.' "

For the full feature, see the Los Angeles Business Journal's website.

— Charlie Amter

Photo by Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times