A light at the end of the tunnel for Charleston's restaurant business

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After an all-to rough 2009, a market research group says that while a turn around isn't immediate for the country, it should come in the latter half of 2010.

A press release stated, "The NPD Group, a leading market research company, forecasts that the rate of visit declines will slow in the first half of the year and turn slightly positive in the second half of 2010."

Still, with Charleston's focus on food and news that we're in one of the few growth markets for home prices Charleston could feel a restaurant recovery sooner.

And that's a notion ABC News 4 explores in a video on area restaurants.

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