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Tokyo Delves' Business Drops After Request for Permit

The fun sushi spot that was once a popular spot for birthdays and big group outings is facing a big dip in clientele.

Tokyo Delves is facing a decline in customers. (Photo Credit: CBS)
Tokyo Delves is facing a decline in customers. (Photo Credit: CBS)
Longtime NoHo haunt Tokyo Delves is struggling to stay in business since authorities required the business to obtain an entertainment permit for its live shows, CBS2 reports.

Opened in 1986, owners Mario Mira and Lana Petrosyan say they now have roughly 15 percent of the business they once had and have laid off dozens of employees.

LAPD Capt. Stephen Carmona said an incident involving an assault with a deadly weapon earlier this year prompted calling the need for an entertainment license into question, according to CBS2.

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Joanna September 18, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Insanity. Obtaining a license does not stop random violence. However it does apparently mean a drop in business and people without jobs. In over 25 years, how does one recent issue justify this extreme?
Bob Peppermuller September 18, 2013 at 09:18 PM
So if they were grandfathered in, why do they need a entertainment license now? Something missing here. If they did something to trigger a license requirement why not get it and stop whining?

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