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

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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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? Jeff Gross/Getty Images

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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