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12-05-2012, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
That's so frustrating because it means they planned to lose at least 2 months of the season right from the get go and that's rather insulting to the fans and even worse for all of the people who rely on NHL games as part of their revenue generation (vendors at arenas, etc)
Canadian businesses near NHL arenas are taking a hit because of the lockout.

According to a leading credit and debit card processor, spending is down more than 11 percent from a year ago on game day.

The report by Moneris found that business is off nearly 35 percent for bars near arenas in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary.

Restaurants are taking a nearly 11 percent hit, with fast-food outlets down almost 7 percent compared to 2011. Edmonton is facing the largest impact, a 27 percent plunge. Spending near Montreal's Bell Centre is down more than 21 percent, with a 17 percent drop in business near Toronto's Air Canada Centre.

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