Her neighbor Wendy Lam of Wrap Delight, a Vietnamese restaurant, concurred that business was "good, good, good" on Monday -- perhaps a 30 percent boost. No bonus on Tuesday, though.
Ray Lee of Cafe Raimind hadn't even thought about whether he was getting a business boost or not. When we asked him to go over his receipts for us, he obligingly did so on the spot. "Not so 'Wow,'" he summed up for us. Just a standard day's take.
We'd have called local hotels to see if there was any spike in guests -- but, then, when you've already documented that no one showed up on day two and not so many people showed up on day one, that seemed unnecessary.
Finally, we wandered into Harrington's Pub across the street from the court. Even before 9 a.m., more than a dozen souls were already drinking and blazing away on cigarettes. The regulars told us that no folks in town for Prop. 8 had stopped by -- but the trial had given them something to talk about.
"I'd have joined the protest," said Al Dinet. "But, then, we got out of Vietnam."