The Madeleine Brand Show for July 29, 2011

Lights dim at Staples Center: what would an NBA lockout mean for downtown business?

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Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles generates lots of revenue for neighboring restaurants and businesses. What would an NBA lockout mean for those shopowners and barkeeps?

Steve Proffitt reports on the devastating effect a prolonged NBA lockout could have on the sports-fed businesses that have grown up around Staples Center, and looks at one restaurant that might be better positioned to weather an extended lockout.


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