1. April 26, 2017

    Buster’s Restaurant and Bar

    Buster’s Restaurant and Bar shut their doors because of the minimum wage increase, according to Stuart McDaniel, the Vice President of Government Affairs for the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce.
  2. April 24, 2017

    Victory Burger

    Sal Bednarz, recently closed Victory Burger (3 stars) and Actual Café (3.5 stars) in Oakland after wages, rents, utilities and the cost of supplies went up. “I’m a local business…
  3. April 24, 2017

    The Corner Store

    Miles Palliser and business partner Ezra Berman, who recently closed Masonic Avenue’s Corner Store (3.5 stars) after five years in business, disagreed to a certain extent. “I think that the…
  4. April 6, 2017

    Thrift Town

    “The minimum wage has been really hard on us. We sell $3 items and we have to sell a lot of them,” Thrift Town owner Wendy Steinmetz explained. “The labor…
  5. March 21, 2017

    The Arc of Spokane

    The Arc of Spokane, a nonprofit organization here that serves people with developmental disabilities, decided earlier this month that it will close its 3,700-square-foot Spokane Valley drop-in community center at…
  6. March 12, 2017


    Encuentro began as a wine bar in Jack London Square in 2009; it later made the move down the street to a larger space, with an expanded menu of vegan and…
  7. March 12, 2017

    Doughnut Dolly

    Hannah Hoffman made the decision to close all of Doughnut Dolly’s locations after taking a hard look at the finances and choosing to cut her losses rather than continue them. “I…
  8. March 12, 2017

    Orange Leaf

    Orange Leaf in North Liberty, Iowa has closed its doors. The owners stated they couldn’t keep up with Johnson County’s minimum wage, and they might not be the only ones…
  9. February 23, 2017

    Walker’s Healthy Pet

    “We had lots of factors all at once that forced us to close,” she said. “The final straw was we weren’t able to absorb the minimum wage increase.” – Kellene…