Monday, February 25, 2013

Crain's: Barclays bounce is mainly for bars

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 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.

The main influx of customers is at bars and restaurants where they can ingest their purchase; no one's carrying bags into the arena.

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