She obviously has no idea what she's talking about! Losing an hour of service has a significant impact on the business.
I am sorry that a few of the neighbors have been disturbed by noise of restaurant patrons, but it begs the question: Why did you move a block away from a busy restaurant? We once lived on Cleo, a couple blocks from Mosun, and there was noise on a nightly basis, we moved! I never once thought to complain or ask Mosun to change their operating hours; we just moved.
Mozambique is a great asset to our town. It represents all the things that makes Laguna Beach a destination spot for tourist and residents. It's a beautiful venue with great food at value pricing and warm, friendly service. They offer world-class entertainment that takes the musical culture of Laguna to a level not previously seen. They support local charities and our schools. They employ more than 60 people, more than half of whom are Laguna Beach residents.
The bustling business one may see when visiting Mozambique belies the fact that they are taking on water fast. The restaurant is in a very dire financial situation and a move to cut hours during the high summer season could be just the straw that breaks the camel's back.
If Mozambique fails it will be a major loss to the city and its residents. It will be the fault of those City Council people who worked against their success. Mozambique will stand again in front of the City Council this Tuesday in an effort to win back their hours. I urge all patrons in the interest of fairness to turn out in support.
DELPHINE CHANNELS BERRYHILL