For Denver Businesses Around Coors Field, Having Large Crowds Again Was ‘A Blessing’ – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver businesses saw traffic return to normal on Wednesday inside their downtown locations after more than a week of large crowds around Coors Field for MLB All-Star Game festivities. These small businesses say they’re grateful for the needed boost after more than a year of struggles from the pandemic.

“The last week and the last two weeks have been absolutely incredible. Such a blessing to be able to have the MLB All-Star Game here,” said Derek Friedman, the owner of Sportsfan retail shops in Colorado.

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He owns four locations across the metro area including one shop on the 16th Street Mall and another six stores with a specialty focus on socks. His company employs a staff around 40 people.

Fireworks go off at the last out
of the 91st MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field on July 13, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. The American League defeated the National League 5-2. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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