Newark restaurants: Nets' business impact ‘pretty much none' | NJBIZ
By Katie Eder 4-23-12
"The impact the Nets had on my business was pretty much none," said Marc Brummer, co-owner of Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant, on Brandford Place. "They really left years ago, as far as we're concerned."
According to Brummer, Hobby's target customers are season-ticket holders, so the restaurant would open for business before Nets games during their first season in 2010. But Brummer said the Nets lost their season-ticket holder base this year, so he only opens up shop before New Jersey Devils games and select events.
"Even though it's the last game, we're not gonna be open tonight, because we haven't been," Brummer said. "We'll be open for (Bruce) Springsteen, though."
Carlos Franceschi, general manager of Uber Burger — on Lafayette Street, just outside the Prudential Center — said he has anticipated declines in business during Nets games since the start of the 2011 season.