2009 a troublesome year for restaurants

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by LINDA BRILL / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on December 30, 2009 at 6:27 PM

SEATTLE - Most restaurants have been hit hard by the dreadful economy and closures are up in Seattle and across the region.

2009 was a tough year for restaurant owners. Seventy-nine percent of restaurants in Washington State saw lower revenue, and the more expensive the restaurant, the bigger the fall.

But Seattle restaurants are also suffering from new competition on the Eastside, with Bellevue opening many new eateries in the past few years.

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