My exact thought. I figured a failing restaurant in a last attempt to get the landlord to fix a serious problem. I kept thinking why didn't they start fighting the problem on their own and prove those attempts to the press if they were going to go in this direction?
But then I read the Yelp reviews (not that I have a lot of faith in Yelp) they are here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-del-soul-mill-valley
And did a further search and it surprised me that not
all of the articles were as negative as I had imagined.
The Cafe web site http://cafedelsoul.net/
But more important:http://insidescoopsf.sfga...-department-on-itself/
All Staff & Supporters of Café del Soul
Again, they remain open today, according to an employee at the restaurant.
So what do you think? In this case, is the full transparency about the roach infestation a good PR move or a bad one? Restaurant manager Sandro De Oliveira acknowledges he’ll lose customers. Do you think potential customers will be dissuaded to try Cafe del Soul in the future, despite its laudable honesty and (hopefully) clean future?
And the bigger question: If the infestation is so big, why hasn’t the city shut it down yet? And why are people eating there? And the biggest question: Is this simply the restaurant version of “The Producers”?
Here’s the CBS video report, and it asked questions but not very negative which again surprised me: http://insidescoopsf.sfga...-department-on-itself/