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Susan Mallon - Not what I envisioned

Mallon, 53, opened Lumana Café in Pawtucket last February. Business is very slow and she's pulling out $3,000 a month from her 401(k) to keep Lumana alive and to cover the mortgage payments on her house.


You're hoping every day it will turn a corner. Before you hoped for a good week. Now you just hope for a good day.

My issue is this has not been what I envisioned.

We don't have the money to advertise, so I'm basically going door to door, passing out menus.



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Last updated April 14 2009: 11:21 AM ET
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