Benihana (Nasdaq: BNHN) sent an email to customers Friday that said the downtown restaurant, located at 126 E. Sixth St., is closed for business. The email directs customers to visit the company’s other Cincinnati-area location in Tri-County.
Urban coffee shops have long served as community focal points where people come to gather, relax and debate. But what role do these ‘third places’ play in our post-industrial cities? From Urban Relations:
Coffee helps us. It helps us get out of bed, it raises our productivity and promotes creativity, it’s the driving force of conversations and the fuel for writers and bloggers. This piece is also written in a coffee bar, my personal favorite. Sitting here consuming coffee just helps me through the day and through my work, or at least gives me the illusion that my productivity benefits from the consumption experience.
We all know about Robert Moses’ rule over New York City from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, but how has his approach to urban development impacted the way in which our entrepreneurial ecosystem? From the Business Insider:
Adding highways meant adding traffic–more than ever before. We’re seeing the same thing happen within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. As you build more infrastructure to support entrepreneurship, more people become entrepreneurs.