Boston-Area Businesses Hurt by Lockout

June 16th, 2011

Boston, a city passionate about its professional sports teams, has seen each of its teams in the four major sports claim championships in recent years. (The Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup with a Game 7 win Wednesday night.)

But if the NFL’s lockout persists, many Bostonians and sports fans will feel the pinch.

Patriot Place becomes a hub of activity during the football season, as Patriots fans flock to the area surrounding Gillette Stadium to support their team. Businesses such as restaurants and motels are feeling rightfully edgy about the lockout affecting their bottom line—and their livelihood.

“If the stadium wasn’t here, I wouldn’t be here,” the owner of Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro told The Boston Globe.

Click here to read an article in The Boston Globe about the economic impact the lockout is having on those who rely on the Patriots playing football.

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One Response to “Boston-Area Businesses Hurt by Lockout”

  1. Bill Kline Says:

    I understand that pay for rookies remains one of the primary stumblimg blocks to ending the lockout. I (and most of my friends) believe the astronomical amount of money given unproven NFL rookies is absolutely ridiculous – in what other profession does one not need to prove himself capable of doing the job in order to receive appropriate compensation? I encourage the NFL players to agree to reasonable terms with the NFL owners on this issue. It is time to get back to work to prepare for the upcoming season — and let the rookies show they can perform the job!

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