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Wild Playoff Games Equal Big Business Along West 7th Street

Updated: 04/21/2014 9:59 PM
Created: 04/21/2014 3:00 PM KSTP.com
By: Joe Mazan

Bars and restaurants near the Xcel Energy Center expect big business during the Minnesota Wild playoff run.

Tom Reid tells us business at his Hockey City Pub jumps 20 percent in the playoffs compared to regular season games.

Instead of the pre and post game rush, sales remain high all night, in part because fans who can't get tickets stick around for the atmosphere.

"We do specials down here from puck drop to puck stop. Once that puck is dropped on the ice, then we do drink specials on selected drinks and it goes until the puck stops. So we're hoping sometimes two or three overtimes because it really makes a difference for us," owner Tom Reid said.

Since the Wild lost the first two games in the playoffs, ticket prices for Monday night's game on the secondary market dropped.


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