With the Vancouver Canucks eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it looks like the fans aren’t the only ones nursing the hurt.
Jay Bombford, who owns The Roxy Burger on Granville Street, says the loss puts the business in a tough spot.
“It kills our weeknight business, anything that’s Canucks related. We have a huge Canucks crowd that come in for the game and then for the home game before and after the games to celebrate. It’s a huge loss for us business-wise. We have extra shifts on those shifts. When we have game night we have extra people in the kitchen and on the floor.”
Bombford believes other sporting events like Major League Soccer games and the FIFA Women’s Cup Competition won’t draw in the same kind of crowds they often see on Canucks game nights.
However, he thinks there might be a bounce-back for restaurants and bars once people get over the Canucks’ loss.
“It’s a big deal for our business, you know. It’s hard to schedule and get people ready. You just don’t know what’s going to come around the next week or the next weeks. It would have been nice to see another round at least.”
Bombford was speaking to CKNW’S Dave Sheldon on the Sean Leslie Show.