Local businesses preparing for ‘more mellow’ TIFF as Hollywood strikes continue

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Local restaurants, hotels, limo and security companies are unsure whether their businesses will see their usual high demand come the event.

“We still have to be ready we’re still unsure to this date the amount of A-listers coming,” said Khabouth.

“We even post memos inside the restaurant saying please don’t take time off. These are the two busiest weeks of the year.”Anhalt is already seeing signs that attendance will be down because reservations and party bookings haven’t flooded in at their usual pace.“A lot of people will not be pulled to these types of events just because are not there.”

“There’s still a lot in the books, which I’m happy to see, but maybe not on the biggest scale,” Johannson said. The bank’s plan for the space includes a DJ set from basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, an L.A. Times photo and video studio and a conversation with “Rustin” film director George C. Wolfe.

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