ST. PETERSBURG — Patrons of the newly-opened Sylvia's Queen of Soul Food may notice fewer employees inside the restaurant these days. That's because a few staff members were let go recently, owner and developer Larry Newsome told the Tampa Bay Times on Friday.
Newsome said business is good at the long-anticipated soul food eatery, which opened last month at 642 22nd St. S, but that management realized it hired too many people.
"We hired quite a few to handle the rush," he said. "Once things settled down to a routine, we weaned it down."
Newsome declined to say how many employees were let go, and said such adjustments are fairly typical in the industry.
"Quite frankly, the restaurant is doing well," he said. "Overall we're happy where we're at."