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What do you think about this?

What do you think?  I’m reading an article in the Richmond Times Dispatch (http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/business/local/article/REST06_20100105-221409/315598/#comments) about what tough economic times these are for the restaurant business. They have included a list of 30 restaurants that have closed recently. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t see a smoking restaurant among them.

The smoking ban is also a very recent occurrence. I’m not a business man, but here’s my question. Given that there were about 20% of restaurants that allowed smoking prior to the ban serving the 23% of restaurant patrens that smoked.  And given that the 23% is still out there trying to squeeze into what may only be 2 or even less then 1% of restaurants that still have smoking. Why, with that kind of life preserver floating around would anyone let their restaurant go out of business? With an almost untapped market like this, (unless you just don’t have the space) would you allow your business to tank?

Right now, having a smoking restaurant is just good business. If 98% of restaurants are fighting for 70% of the customers, doesn’t that create one hell of a business opportunity for those willing to cater to the 20%?

Just what am I missing?

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