Wall Street bailout, Lehman Brothers’ collapse portend woes for restaurants

Wall Street bailout, Lehman Brothers’ collapse portend woes for restaurants

NEW YORK —Wall Street’s woes are weighing on Main Street’s restaurants as access to capital freezes, and anticipated job losses and increased fears could force consumers to further rein in spending, say restaurant executives, economists and financiers.

With federal lawmakers working on a $700 billion bailout of the financial services industry at press time—following the bankruptcy of investment bank Lehman Brothers, the me

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