These days, Ginsburg's only steady customers are moms bringing their kids in after school for some corned beef or retirees hankering for some matzo ball soup or chopped liver.
It's still too early to gauge the effect of the strike on the economy, but experts say the longer the strike, the harder it will be for companies to recover.
"If this strike continues," Deo said, "things will get far worse for small businesses."
For now, TVC Cleaners is scrambling to rethink its business model, which could include a shift from its entertainment-clients-only mentality to serve non-Hollywood clientele.
It's a tactic that has worked for Some Like It Hot. The North Hollywood catering company lost a lucrative five-month contract with ABC's "Ugly Betty" after the strike was announced.
"It was a big disappointment," owner Marcy Blaustein said. "Over the course of that many months, it's quite a sizable amount of money. It's thousands of dollars."
But the lost job won't cause a huge drop in revenue for the company, which caters commercial and music video shoots, corporate events and private parties in addition to its TV and film work.
"The thing that will save us," Blaustein said, "is that we are diverse."
Times staff writer Lorenza Muñoz contributed to this report.