As businesses prepare for 2013, Obamcare looms over their shoulders.
It's in their minds, even if they feel unable to talk about it.
It weighs on their decisions.
Will their plans to expand be cut short by the new law?
All of this remains unclear. There is something, however, that he knows for sure. In the 1990s, he grew the restaurant, tacking on a sprawling complex to the little bar and kitchen where his Italian immigrant parents served spaghetti and meatballs starting in the early 1950s. He doubled its size.
He also laid the groundwork for further expansion. “When we re-engineered this building, we left in place the structure to support a 120-seat catering hall on the second level,” he says. Now, it’s out of the question.