Gino’s, a 65-year-old restaurant on Lexington Avenue in New York City recently closed its doors. Its demise was not the result of the economy or loss of customers. It was based on two factors: 1) unrealistic labor demands and 2) an increase in rent. On the last day that Gino’s was open, my wife, daughter and I had lunch at the restaurant. Michael, the chef of 42 years, came over and spoke to us. He has hopes of opening a new place, even replicating the unusual wallpaper ...
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