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2008_12_yoshisin.jpgFor the first time, Yoshi's owner Kaz Kajimura reveals just how much Yoshi's has been hurting since opening. He admits that they've "struggled heavily," have asked the city for cash, and are 70% below expected revenue: He says many nights the place has been half-empty, forcing management to find creative ways to generate extra revenue. The venue has already turned its showroom into a dance club with DJs once a month. It's also 'aggressively branching out' into nonjazz genres." [SFW, previously]

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