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Inside A Restaurant's Final Days

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Inside A Restaurant's Final Days

Inside A Restaurant's Final Days

Inside A Restaurant's Final Days

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The National Restaurant Association estimates more than 110,000 (or about 17%) of U.S. restaurants have gone into hibernation or out of business during the pandemic. The Kitchen Cafe in Boston was one of them.

In this episode, we go inside the restaurant's final days, and hear from co-owner Jayme Valdez about the financial and emotional cost of shutting down a dream.

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