Packers' Failure Hurting Businesses
Next game: Monday, December 22nd at Chicago
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers aren't having a great year, and neither are the businesses dependent on them.
Sports apparel manufacturers, hotels and souvenir shops say business is down this year. The bad economy, a losing season and the loss of Brett Favre have all taken their toll.
Jeff Lemieux of Jeff Sports Inc. has stores in Brookfield and Menomonee Falls. He says Packers sales are pretty steady, but "we've had to work a little harder" this year.
Mike Worachek of Coin and Collectibles/Packers City Antiques says he's noticed people going home after games, rather than staying and shopping in Green Bay. He says he normally does good business on a Monday after a win, but there hasn't been a lot of that this year.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com
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