Cash Cow: Downtown Businesses Cheer on the Cleveland Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cleveland Cavaliers are not only giving every Cleveland sports fan hope of a championship, they are also creating business!

In the past few months, the E. 4th area has started to show new signs of life.  There are two new bars on Prospect and even more on Huron.

New bars and restaurants like the Chocolate Bar, the Caddy Shack Lounge and RJ Boland's say Quicken Loans Arena had a lot to do with their decision to open up shop in the area.

Christian Dorsch, owner and operator of RJ Bolands tells 19 Action News "I really want to emphasize that I was a good 85 percent positive with location with the Q next door."

At the Caddy Shack, the same story exists.

The restaurant is complete with a bar, golf simulators and even a pro shop. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the key to continuous business. "When we've got games, playoffs…anything…it's a big boost to the local economy and to us" says Chris Gresham.

A long stretched out first round of the NBA playoffs is also good for local businesses.

If the Cavs had swept the Bulls early on, there wouldn't have been a game Tuesday evening and consumers wouldn't have been out spending in downtown again.

All of the businesses are looking for a long run in the playoffs because it helps everyone in the area.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are good for loyal Cleveland sports fans with Championship dreams and for the economy.

Go Cavs!

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