CHICAGO (CBS) — The look ahead to outcomes could also be wrecking your nerves, but it surely’s additionally chopping into the underside line of space companies.
Boarded up, ready to see how the nation reacts.
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Enterprise homeowners stated there’s simply nonetheless an excessive amount of unknown. However many locations have been boarded up since Monday and their gross sales numbers present.
On the nook of Wabash and Madison, issues are gradual sufficient that Kooroush Daneshgar has time to design.
“If you happen to take a look at the realm a lot of the jewelers, they lined up,” stated Daneshgar, who added that he hasn’t seen out of the entrance home windows of Wedding ceremony Bands and Co. since Election Day, and in flip, customers haven’t are available in.
“Our site visitors dropped 90%, so we’ve two or three prospects that are available in,” Daneshgar stated.
That’s the trade-off for retailers on Jeweler’s Row, State Road and the Magnificent Mile as they wait on the presidential election outcomes. Board up and lose prospects by means of the remainder of the week? Or likelihood a break in? Video from Daneshgar’s retailer in August confirmed what he hopes is the final time his retailer will get looted.
“We bought hit twice so, it was laborious. We are able to’t deal with it anymore,” Daneshgar stated.
“There’s a sense of optimism.”
Kimberly Bares with the Magazine Mile Affiliation stated shops are grateful the week to date has been peaceable. One enterprise within the space was taking its boards down. However the majority appear to be ready till after the race is named.
“Enterprise thrives on certainty and so this uncertainty actually has all of us somewhat on edge,” Bares stated.
The town of Chicago stated there aren’t any identified threats of violence, nothing like what was seen twice already this yr. Besides, Daneshgar will preserve his up by means of the weekend.
“I’d prefer to preserve them up for some time. To ensure all the pieces goes to be clean,” Daneshgar stated.
The Magazine Mile Affiliation stated that it takes simply as a lot time to place the boards up because it does to take them down. In order that they anticipate to see companies wanting extra like themselves over the following few weeks.
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