Bars near United Center say lockout hurts business - New York News

Bars near United Center say lockout hurts business

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

The NHL lockout has businesses near Chicago's United Center feeling the pinch.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that bars and restaurants around the facility where the Blackhawks play are seeing up to 25% less in sales.

Greg Mammoser is manager of CrossRoads Bar & Grill. He says he's had to lay off people since the NHL lockout began.

Chris Wortendyke is manager of the Beer Bistro, and he says revenue is down 20 to 25%.

At least 625 games, more than 50% of the schedule, have been wiped out, along with the Winter Classic and the All-Star game.

All games through Jan. 14 have already been canceled. If a new collective bargaining agreement isn't reached by then, the remainder of the schedule could also be called off.

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