Bay Area businesses cash-in on Lightning Stanley Cup run


TAMPA, Fla. – The most precious piece of silver in sports is bringing gold to Tampa Bay businesses. As the Stanley Cup Final kicks off with the Lightning playing at Amalie Arena, money is pouring into businesses that have had their toughest year in memory.

Yeoman’s Cask and Ale, which is a stone’s throw from Amalie Arena, says business will be up by more than 70%.

“It is a lot of fun and a lot of money,” said Ashley Miller, who works there as a bartender.

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Paying for school out of pocket will be a bit easier this month, as the Yeoman’s bartender cashes in on their biggest week since early 2020.

“It is great, we get to buy some new stuff, we got big-screen TVs for the playoffs,” said general manager George Equizi.

They’re among the many bars and businesses that were deprived of much of the take from last year’s Stanley Cup run,…

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