The Pizza Place & Garden Cafe

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• Owner: Tina Lilis
• Address: 1431 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 9080
• Opened: February 1979
• Type of food: Italian cuisine with gourmet pizzas
• Hours: Sunday-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri. & Sat. 11am-11pm
• Restaurant size: 4,800 sq ft
• Kitchen size: 2,200 sq ft
• Number of seats: dining room 50 seats, patio 65 seats
• Number of employees: 15 (6 full-time and 9 part-time)
• Beer and wine license only
• Owns

 

Stakes

• If the restaurant closes, Tina will be completely in the dark on what to do next. She dropped out of high school and this is the only job she has ever had.
• If the restaurant continues down its current path, it will put strain on the family. Tina, Anayia, and Chris all live together and currently argue constantly about the restaurant.
• Tina borrowed $100,000 from her mother and, if things don’t turn around, she won’t be able to repay her.
• Closing the restaurant would leave Tina, Anayia, and Chris all out of a job. There is no back up plan for them.

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