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by Paul on 11/02/12 at 02:25 PM ET
from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,
The place to feel sorry for is downtown Detroit.
It could use some good financial times.
This was to be a different Winter Classic, bigger and maybe better than the previous outdoor games in Buffalo, Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
The Red Wings had planned a two-week Winter Classic festival for downtown Motor City leading up to the main event on New Year's Day. There was to be nine games played over five days at Comerica Park, the home of the World Series finalist Detroit Tigers, located 70 kilometres from Michigan Stadium....
With only two Detroit Lions games at nearby Ford Field in late December, downtown Detroit establishments like the Hockeytown Cafe, Fishbones, Detroiter, Jacoby's, Old Shillelagh, Sweetwater Tavern, Foran's, Town Pump Tavern and Pappy's won't be able to cash in without the Winter Classic festival.
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