Voices from the Recession: Restaurant Owner in Flushing

This is a little off the Sunset Park track, but with Obama in China and Flushing only a “dollar van” ride away I thought I’d pass this along:

As part of the radio station’s “Main Street” series, WNYC’s Richard Yeh spoke with one business owner in Flushing. A recent study said eaters look to spend 20 percent less on meals these days, and that has showed at the tables of Ice Fire Land, a hot-pot restaurant in Flushing. But the restaurateur also owns a few herbal/traditional medicine shop in the area. He told Yeh that more sick people and less health care have kept business steady there. Many come in to buy vitamins and fish oil to send back to China, he said.

Hear the full story at WNYC.

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