In the last 18 months since Russia has annexed Crimea about 1500 Crimean restaurants and cafes have closed.
According to Evgenii Shiglov, president of the Association of Restaurateurs of Crimea, there were 6000 restaurants and cafes in Crimea at the moment of the referendum, but there are only 4500 left now, reports Argumenty Nedeli Krym.
Shiglov says that 4500 establishments are not enough to satisfy the demand. Most of the owners were closed because they “had trouble developing conceptually” and overpriced.
The situation will change only if owners drastically change their concept of doing business.