Why David Judaken Fled the Dining Biz

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"East has been the only thing that I’ve done that I haven’t had huge success with...And I closed my doors because I realized that I was fighting a battle that could not be won. I couldn’t convince my demographic that Hollywood was the place to eat.” - Nightlife entrepreneur David Judaken, on the public closure of his $3.2 million restaurant East after eight months. [L.A. Business Journal]