An analysis of the $15 an hour wage shows it would indeed impact areas differently. That's no surprise and it's problematic for small business.
If any customer base is surveyed, they will say they want their servers paid more, but if you ask if they will pay more for the product and many will say they will seek the cheaper brew up the street.
This is a town where for $50 difference a year some will go across town to join a different golf club.
Next week the hourly minimum for tipped workers goes up by 50% in NY. Now many of us have tried to stay at or above the regular minimum as an incentive in a competitive market, but that strategy gets tougher all the time.
Last night a big increase in the county property tax levy within the city was approved, as was the recent hike in sales tax
A light winter is the only bright spot for small business trying to hold down cost to maintain the margins they need to survive.