"The Barclays Center has been no good to me," said A.B. Fulani, who has run a boutique suit shop just a block up Flatbush Avenue for 15 years. "People come here to get drunk for a few hours. They don't come to buy a shirt and tie."One reason is that parking is impossible on event days. And while Fulani claims big-box stores at Forest City Ratner's Atlantic Terminal mall have benefited, I'm not so sure.
Monday, February 25, 2013
A Crain's article headlined Brooklyn: Few neighbors see biz bounce cites booming business at bars near the arena, but--as others have reported--disappointment for other establishments:
The main influx of customers is at bars and restaurants where they can ingest their purchase; no one's carrying bags into the arena.