1. First, The Mint opened to a little bit of both love and hate (and taxpayers’ money).
2. Then came that infamous lunch sign, signaling “Eat Lunch Here”.
2008 was definitely a tough year for the downtown Raleigh restaurant.
Now, there is news that The Mint has “signed on a new pair of investors who will oversee day-to-day operations at the upscale eatery, which has been losing money during its first year in operation.” Losing money? Losing taxpayers’ money or its own? Let’s hope their own.
It is also lowering menu prices to ensure that it is not only a “special occasions” and high-end restaurant. This is an great realization and step forward in a shifty economy by the owners and a great start to the new year for The Mint. They say that sales were up in the last month of 2008. Let’s hope this keeps up or The Mint will have to figure out how to start printing their own money. Dollar Dollar Bill Ya’ll.
Photo from The Mint