A sign etched in the front door of the Zocalo restaurant displays an advertisement for the Handle District. Some restaurants in the area – including Zocalo – include a 1.5 percent surcharge on customer bills to help fund the district.
A sign etched in the front door of the Zocalo restaurant displays an advertisement for the Handle District. Some restaurants in the area – including Zocalo – include a 1.5 percent surcharge on customer bills to help fund the district. Sacramento Bee file
A sign etched in the front door of the Zocalo restaurant displays an advertisement for the Handle District. Some restaurants in the area – including Zocalo – include a 1.5 percent surcharge on customer bills to help fund the district. Sacramento Bee file
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New tax at midtown restaurants tough to handle

September 27, 2015 04:00 PM

UPDATED October 01, 2015 08:01 AM

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