Fresno's Newsroom Café to Close

January 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Downtown Fresno's Newsroom Cafe is closing its doors for good after nearly a year in business. The cafe at Kern and "I" Street has been open for almost ten months.A dispute over the property lease between the restaurant's owner and the building manager has sliced into the cafes bottom-line. The owner also said he's seen fewer customers.

Newsroom Cafe Owner Vik Sapatjian said, "I have great support crowd from the IRS and the Del Webb Building ... a good meal at a fair price."

The restaurant owner also said the county furloughs implemented last summer hit his business hard. Many of his customers worked at neighboring government buildings.