MLB moving All-Star Game devastating to local business, restaurant owner says

by Peter Heck · Apr 8th, 2021 10:37 am

Last Updated Apr 9th, 2021 at 10:09 am

A number of restaurant operators and small business owners have started speaking out about the significant loss of revenue they are facing due to the "Jim Crow 2.0" narrative pushed by former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in Georgia.

Abrams's organization, "Fair Fight," led the charge to brand Senate Bill 202 as a piece of racist legislation, a reputation that caused Major League Baseball to pull its All-Star Game from the state.

"It's devastating to our business, it's devastating to a lot of businesses around us," tavern owner Brian Maloo said on Fox Business Channel's "Varney & Co." "We've been holding on since COVID happened. We've been holding on with our fingernails and keeping our businesses running with duct tape and bubble gum, trying to make ends meet. And we were really looking forward to this. It was, psychologically to have the game come back, was a big indication of, you know, things hopefully getting back to normal and then to have this pulled away from us just it seems very unfair," he added.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who has harshly criticized MLB for its decision to relocate the summer event, said the economic devastation is the direct result of Abrams and President Biden's "disinformation campaign."


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