Chicago Psyched For Blackhawks

Many businesses near NHL venues are very happy the collective bargaining standoff is over.  Chicago businesses are no different. The lockout has hurt establishments in the vicinity of the City's United Center, where the Blackhawks play. One venue, Palace Grill, lost at least $75,000 over the past few months, owner George Lemperis said. Despite the damage, businesses are grateful that a partial hockey season will be salvaged. "Any time there's an extra 20,000 people down the street, that's good for everyone," said Matt Doherty, general manager at WestEnd Bar.

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