All-Star Game leaving Charlotte cripples local business

- It's been one day since the NBA announced they're pulling the All-Star Game from Charlotte.

Everyone is starting to get a little better idea of the devastating economic impact it's going to have on the Queen City.

FOX 46 Charlotte spoke with hotels, restaurants, and the Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority.

"Everyone's going to make a lot less money, do a lot less business, and will have to just move along and work harder for the next time," said Ken Nugent with the Hyatt House Charlotte Center City.

According to the visitor’s authority, 27,000 hotel rooms were set aside as part of the contract for the All-Star Game.

Nugent with Hyatt House said  they'll have to find another way to fill those rooms.

"We're a 163 room hotel. As you can image, an event like that takes up the entire hotel,” said Nugent.

The greater economic impact on the city as a whole would have been around $100 million, according to the CRVA. That number is a projection based on previous All-Star Game destinations.

"It's always unfortunate when that influx of people isn't going to happen. It always brings a lot of money to the city and helps everybody out," said Andrew Miller with the Vapiano restaurant in uptown.

Miller said it's hard to know just how much they'll be losing, but based on the last big event t could be a lot.

"When the DNC was here, we saw sales up about 50 percent," said Miller.

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