Phoenix business bracing for loss of NBA season

PHOENIX - Alice Cooper'stown in downtown Phoenix has lost thousands of dollars already because of the NBA lockout and stands to lose even more if additional games are canceled.

Cooper'stown sits right across from US Airways arena on Jackson Street.

Manager Ryan Rowland told ABC15 losing the Los Angeles Lakers game on November 4th was the toughest hit so far.

That game alone brings in more than $10,000 to Cooper'stown.

If the entire season is lost, Rowland says Cooper'stown expects to lose more than $500,000.

It's something the restaurant's employees don't even want to think about.

"No matter how prepared we are, no matter how much money we sock away, we're still losing a tremendous amount," said Rowland. "We'll keep the doors open but it's going to hurt. We're going to notice it. It's not a joke."

Rowland says the restaurant has already seen a lot of staff leave because the shifts just aren't available.

He and the other employees are hopeful US Airways arena can host some concerts in the coming months to offset the loss of basketball.

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