Why David Judaken Fled the Dining Biz

East Photo: East/Syndicate Hospitality

East has been the only thing that I’ve done that I haven’t had huge success with…And I closed my doors because I realized that I was fighting a battle that could not be won. I couldn’t convince my demographic that Hollywood was the place to eat.” - Nightlife entrepreneur David Judaken, on the public closure of his $3.2 million restaurant East after eight months. [L.A. Business Journal]