CHICAGO (CBS) — Because the nation awaits remaining election outcomes, enterprise house owners throughout Chicago are ready to take down boards they put up earlier within the week. This has been a difficult 12 months for enterprise house owners who say boarding up shouldn’t be solely to guard their shops but additionally their backside traces.
Kooroush Danesghar is proprietor of Marriage ceremony Bands and Firm, which is only one of many native jewelers who’ve chosen to stay boarded up previous Election Day. Dansghar mentioned as a result of the home windows are coated up, solely two or three clients have come inside.
That’s the tradeoff. He both loses clients for a couple of week or dangers his enterprise being damaged into and looted prefer it was earlier this 12 months.
Kimberly Bares with the Magnificent Mile Affiliation mentioned shops are grateful this week has been peaceable to this point.
Whereas one enterprise has opted to take its boards down the bulk appear to be ready till after the race known as.
“Enterprise thrives on certainty, and so this uncertainty actually has all of us a bit of on edge,” Bares mentioned.
The nice new is the town says there aren’t any identified threats of violence — nothing like the town noticed twice already this 12 months.
The Magazine Mile Affiliation mentioned enterprise will look extra like themselves over the following few weeks.