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11-12-2012, 04:53 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Guelph, ON
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Business, especially at the restaurants, is way down without the Coyotes. That's common knowledge.
I don't see anyone at Westgate actively wishing for the Coyotes to leave. They've been awfully supportive, for good reason. Tangier opening up next door helps ease the loss, but all of that retail is better off if there are Coyote fans milling about on gameday. Weekend games tend to turn into an all day thing, where fans hang out, shop and eat at Westgate.
The Coyotes would be a tremendous loss for the area. The area exists, in part, because of the team in the first place. What we're now down to is more or less a philosophical question; should cities be in the sports business? Glendale said yes to that a long time ago, which is why you see two amazing facilities, surrounded by retail, in a glorified suburb. To turn back on that now is childish and shortsighted.
thanks. im not tapped into the common knowledge down there so I appreciate your reply. do you have a sense as to whether the loss of business is likely to cause some of these places to actually close?
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