Thursday, March 17, 2011

The NCAA boost

The Washington Business Journal reports on the economic boom our neighborhood receives from the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament currently going on at the Verizon Center.

RFD, for example, is expecting a 10-20% jump in revenue this weekend. 

The games started at 12:40 p.m. today, and basketball seems to take precedence over work (as well it should). 
Clyde’s opened an hour early and Green Turtle was open for business two hours early (9 a.m.) for the lunchtime game between Butler and Old Dominion (Butler won 60 to 58).

The crowds are certainly swarming in Penn Quarter.  NCAA basketball is enough, but add St. Patrick's Day on top of it, and our numerous Irish Pubs and it's going to get very crowded in our neighborhood.


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