Blackhawks help make up for strike-shortened season with playoffs
June 20, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Businesses near the United Center are cashing in on the Blackhawks success in their quest for the Stanley Cup.
Many lost money during the NHL lockout but they are making big bucks on the Hawks deep playoff run.
Blackhawks fans are everywhere these days. But at lunchtime you will find some of the most serious fans at the Palace Grill. Business is good there, helping make up for the strike shortened season.
The Stanley Cup run is a boon for many businesses near the United Center. On game nights, bars are full of screaming fans. Even bars that cater to the opposition are reaping the benefits.
Ticket brokers are also doing brisk business as well. Demand is up for Saturday's Game 5 at the united center.
Economists say the economic benefits of the hawks success are actually relatively minor in the big picture. But it feels good regardless.
chicago blackhawks, local, john garcia
- Off-duty sheriff's officer shot in Bellwood
- Busiest holiday travel days at O'Hare, Midway
- Video: ABC 7 Chicago Weather App
- ABC7 Weather Forecast
- Bank robber tied to Evanston tobacco shop murders
- 3 injured after Metra train hits vehicle in Des Plaines
- Illini grad Mike Hopkins prepares for spacewalk outside ISS
- Freezing rain north, west of Chicago
- Bolingbrook firefighters, Meijer donate gift cards to kids
- Dominick's stores prepare for final days of business
- Midlothian auto supply store burglarized 3 times in 1 night
- Ahmad's co-defendant pleads guilty in bribery case
- New recreation center to serve South Side neighborhoods
- abcnews: Dramatic Helicopter Rescue Caught on Tape
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos