Poncharee Kounpungchart and Wiley Frank closed Little Uncle in Pioneer Square, but say the decision was based on the space, not on Seattle’s upcoming $15 minimum wage. (Courtney Blethen Riffkin / The Seattle Times)
Truth Needle: Is $15 wage dooming Seattle restaurants? Owners say no | The Seattle Times: "As various outlets got on the bandwagon, headlines grew more strident. The American Enterprise Institute reported “Seattle’s new minimum wage law takes effect April 1 but is already leading to restaurant closings and job losses.” Then Rush Limbaugh chimed in. Meanwhile, The New York Post ran an editorial called “Jobless in Seattle” and Forbes claimed “We Are Seeing The Effects Of Seattle’s $15 An Hour Minimum Wage.”"
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