Popular Casbah Café which has been operating in the Sunset Junction of Silver Lake for two decades closed its doors this week after landlords increased the lease by 140%, according to a report by Public Radio Station 89.3 KPCC. Co-owner Claudia O’Sullivan noted that the closing became necessary after her rent was raised from $5,000 to $12,000. O’Sullivan stated, “It’s an environment that has changed significantly since we began; Silver Lake has become, with its chains and expensive restaurants, a neighborhood where independent, quirky cafes like hers can no longer survive”. The café has been struggling to turn a profit since the arrival of new rivals like Intelligentsia Coffee and the tendency of customers to stay at tables for hours for the Wi-Fi”, she said.
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