Final Note

Occupy Oakland is helping out the local business

Kai Ryssdal Nov 3, 2011

This final note today, in which in which Occupy Oakland contributes to the local economy. There’s a little dive bar downtown, right by where all the occupiers are. A place called the Radio Bar.

We gave Zhiva Kirschanski a call — he manages and tends bar — to see if the huge demonstration yesterday did business any harm.

Turns out — no.

Zhiva Kirschanski: It was pretty much packed out the door from the minute we opened til 2 a.m. And I did so much business that I literally ran out of every single beer in the place! That’s pretty epic, to say the least.

Tip was epic, too: Couple of hundred dollars.

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