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Friday, November 4, 2011

With The NBA In Lockout, The Teams’ Neighbors Pay The Price

Caitlin Cassidy, a manager at the Harry Buffalo, sits at a table with the Quicken Loans Arena in the background, in Cleveland. (AP)

Caitlin Cassidy, a manager at the Harry Buffalo, sits at a table with the Quicken Loans Arena in the background, in Cleveland. (AP)

NBA games are canceled through November because of a lockout and that’s impacting more than just fans and players– cooks, waitresses and bartenders in cities with teams are finding their businesses are on hold.

In Cleveland, the fact that the Cavaliers haven’t played a game yet this season is hurting one of the mainstay sports bars.

The team brings thousands of fans into Cleveland and hundreds of them wind up at Harry Buffalo, a sports bar in the shadow of the Quicken Loans Arena where the Cavs play their home games. But with the games postponed Harry Buffalo needs only a fraction of the workers it normally would use.

Guest:

  • John Adams, Harry Buffalo operations manager

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  • Liam Doyle

    One more example of the 1% (owners/players) not caring what happens to the other 99%.

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