Local Businesses Brace For NHL Lockout

BOSTON (CBS) – Businesses near the TD Garden are bracing for the NHL Lockout.

Many expect a work stoppage to put a strain on business.

One bar manager on Canal Street told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic that the 2005 lockout cost his business $500,000. That business also says that its staff doubles from 13 employees to 26 during the NHL season, and that if the lockout persists, those people will be out of jobs this year.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

A second bar manager, Jim Taggart of The Fours, echoed concerns.

“We go from ten employees a day to 50. So there’s 40 people every time there’s a Bruins game who won’t have a job,” he said. “That goes on up and down the street at the garden, in the parking garages.”

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