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Ann Arbor Preparing For The Winter Classic

from Pete Cunningham of AnnArbor.com,

“We’re excited to just to be open on that day and for the opportunity,” said Casey Hyde, general manager of the brew pub on East Washington Street in downtown Ann Arbor.

Hyde said the difficult part of restricting staff vacation on one of the rare days that Arbor Brewing is normally closed is offset by the excitement of the expected business. Hyde said the company is considering brewing a special beer for the event and the Canadian visitors it is bound to attract.

“Our kitchen loves to come up with new stuff, so we’re excited,” she said.

“Personally, I would rather be closed and be able to go away with my family and have a break,” said Elmo Morales, owner of Elmo’s Main Street T-Shirts. “But we’ll be ready to capture that business.”...

Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon has stated that he expects the spinoff revenue for the game to be greater than the $14 million generated at home football games.

Hotels are treating the game—which will be played on a Tuesday—like they would treat a Michigan football weekend against a marquee opponent like Ohio State or Notre Dame.

Holiday Inn, 3600 Plymouth Road, will require a minimum two-day stay, which is not typical around the New Year’s holiday. It will increase rates as well.

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