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Oct. 6, 2008 at 6:55am

Cafe by the Bay Under the Knife

And looking pretty good. Tacoma Rumors reports it'll re-open as the Bayview. I've never been there myself but will definitely stop by to check it out after they're open again. Here's the new look:

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comments [14]  |  posted under cafe by the bay, renovation, restaurant, tacoma

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by intacoma on 10/6/2008 @ 9:20am
not excited their menu sounds lame, the only reason I liked cafe by the bay there was because its something different. If this place doesn't start off strong with a rockin something it will definitely be gone in a year

by fredo on 10/6/2008 @ 9:36am
This place seems to have joined a long list of troubled Tacoma eateries: The Vault, The Herban, The Loft and many others. The restaurant business has always been a giant gamble and with the economy teetering there will probably be many more establishments in trouble.

So what does the State of Washington do to allieviate the problem? Continue to raise the state minimum wage, now the highest in the nation. High unemployment and high business failure rates appear to be an acceptable situation in Olympia.

by Dmitri on 10/6/2008 @ 10:22am
That's right! It's those goddamn greedy dishwashers who are killing the economy!

Keep the middle class and the poor fighting amongst themselves over the scraps, so they don't look closely at who's really picking their pockets.

Do we have to keep falling for that sort of crap?

And please ... don't accuse me of fomenting class warfare. That's shooting the messenger. The class war has been fought, and we (meaning 99 percent of us) lost.

We're in a race to the bottom ... the one race we're likely to win.

by Erik on 10/6/2008 @ 11:05am
This place has a lot of potential with the view. There are few places downtown to eat with a good view of the water.

There used to be Davids on Broadway, the place on the top of the Sheraton and the Tacoma Club (are they still open?).

An underutilized gold mine.

If they are good, neighborhood is certainly strong enough to support it.

by ixia on 10/6/2008 @ 11:14am
I wonder why Asado is always packed into the late hours of the night? Why are there lines out the door on a regular basis at the Old Milwaukee? Why is the Hub buzzing any day of the week? Good food, great service and restaurateurs who know what it takes make the difference. Our minimum wage is just a few pennies more then many other states. It takes more to fail then a few pennies, but certainly it is easier to blame all on Olympia or the working poor.

by michael g. on 10/6/2008 @ 11:15am
Good restaurants -- even mediocre ones that are well run -- are not the ones having a hard time here. The problem ain't the minimum wage, it's quality.

by fredo on 10/6/2008 @ 1:25pm
Say, which one is in a better position, an underpaid dishwasher or an unemployed dishwasher? A dishwashing job (like many minimum wage jobs) is just an entry level position-an opportunity to show what kind of stuff you're made out of. Know anybody who is jockeying for a career in dishwashing?

I've offered an idea for increasing employment at a time when skyrocketing unemployment rates are causing social problems. I'm OK with criticism of my idea as long as your response provides an alternative idea. How would you address the unemployment problem?

by intacoma on 10/6/2008 @ 1:44pm
create a product, go into business for yourself, become an overpaid "consultant", call Spencer.

or you could create a cult and capitalize on religion

^ Very profitable in times like this

by ixia on 10/6/2008 @ 2:37pm
Lowering the minimum wage will not recreate the jobs at the Tacoma Tribune, or the jobs at WAMU. Or the construction jobs lost to the mortgage crisis. Lowering the minimum wage only makes low income people more miserable. Is that a solution?

by michael g. on 10/6/2008 @ 9:05pm
I would have the public (state, federal, and local governments) invest in building Tacoma a world class transit system, including streetcars, light rail and/or bus rapid transit to the north, and a comprehensive bike trail network. And I would have the government subsidize carbon free energy technologies (centered in part at UWT, while we're dreaming). A 21st Century New Deal. We're going to need it to solve both economic and environmental crises.

by fredo on 10/8/2008 @ 9:34am
@intacoma-some good ideas for reducing unemployment offered in your posting. Any ideas what businesses might be profitable for would be entrepreneurs, especially entrepreneurs with little or no capital investment?

@Michael g.-You've outlined some possible avenues for increasing employment. I'm afraid the government is pretty tapped out right now and any new employment is likely to be more grass roots driven.

@Ixia-no alternative suggestion for increasing employment. You've just reminded us that low income minimum wage employees are miserable. Any idea how unemployed people feel?

by intacoma on 10/8/2008 @ 11:12am
of course, welcome to the world of digital hustling,

here are a few ideas on making passive income, it takes a little bit to build it up but if you actually put work into it you can make a good chunk of change,

ebay, this is old news but if your out of a job, welcome to ebay.... in no way is this a easy job but it is profitable if you know what to look for. This job requires you wake up at the asscrack of dawn and hitup goodwill daily, look for items such as accordians, electronics, collectibles that people are actually looking for, then list on ebay

also while your there look for college textbooks in the book area these sell for $ on amazon.com, get good at cataloging your stuff though, this is the hard part

next up, create a store on cafepress.com and start pumping out stupid shirts you have to be on the ball with this though, ie right now hot items are campaign related shirts, you have to think fast to hustle on this site, the benefits is you just keep getting checks in the mail and dont have to worry about shipping

I suggest if you go this route to dig into a few niches, ie wiener dogs or teenybopper sayings

next up, stockphotography hustle, if your a blogger you prob can take some decent photos learn how to submit your photos to places such as istockphoto.com (this is harder now) (illustrators can get in here pretty well)

more passive money coming in once your amped up

lets see, oh yea if your a photographer sell your photos,

go to little kids games and take lots and lots of photos, and setup a print on demand website for parents that want a sweet photo of their child

anyways thats just a few of the many internethustles that can take your poor ass out of the gutter with a bit of work

for more ideas you can contact me on the side,
yours truly,

-Digital hustla

by fredo on 10/10/2008 @ 8:16am
intacoma@ awesome response to my posting. If I were a little more internet savvy I would try out some of these ideas myself. Your response should be required reading for the un-and under-employed. Thanks!

by intacoma on 10/10/2008 @ 9:06am
blogging is not really a way anymore to bring in the bank, the average blogger that posts 10 times a day only makes 75k. You might not think that is hard but believe me it is really hard and very cut throat

About

Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.

So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.

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