Rumors started circulating this week that Ybor's retro-glam cabaret, lounge and crepe joint — L'Olivier Cabaret — might be closing. Not so, according to co-owner Olivier Cuevas.
"We have had to shrink the hours, to only open on the weekend," said Cuevas. "We survived the summer and we thought that everyone would start to go out and start spending more ... not at all. October and November were the worst two months we've had." Cuevas and his partner plan to meet with their banks and financial advisors next week to come up with a plan that will allow the restaurant and showplace to stay in business.
For Cuevas, the reasons for the decline in business range from