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Session impact

Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013

* The impact of session on local businesses can be huge

Many downtown businesses look forward to session days because of the business they bring in.

We stopped by Porter and Hazel’s, a deli on Jefferson. Owner Jered Dennis told us he had extra stock ready for today, but was disappointed there was no session. He said session days can boost business there by upwards of 50 percent.

“Booming,” Dennis said. “Deliveries to the capitol several times per day. A bunch more business in here. It’s actually really good for business while they’re in session.”

As for what types of food are most popular with lawmakers, Dennis said they tend to go for things with beef.

No surprise about the beef. It’s what’s for dinner when you go out with a member or lobbyist.

Thoughts?

- Posted by Rich Miller        


10 Comments
  1. - Dirty Red - Tuesday, Oct 29, 13 @ 10:05 am:

    That place in particular has also benefited greatly from the DOR cafeteria being closed as long as it has been.


  2. - Nuance - Tuesday, Oct 29, 13 @ 10:12 am:

    Beef is no surprise. While in session all they see is chicken around them and get tired of it :)


  3. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Oct 29, 13 @ 10:20 am:

    It’s good to have the state capital. Even better to have the capital and flagship university, like Austin, Lincoln or Madison. Lot of payroll.


  4. - doomed in illinois - Tuesday, Oct 29, 13 @ 10:23 am:

    Beef is a nice change after a long day of dishing out pork.


  5. - Roadiepig - Tuesday, Oct 29, 13 @ 11:45 am:

    Doomed beat me, but everyone knows that all politician’s favorite meat is pork. They just never have enough of it…


  6. - Mouthy - Tuesday, Oct 29, 13 @ 12:36 pm:

    As a page I used to go to the deli on Monroe st for a large rep from Chicago. I’d get lunch meat, rolls, a jar of olives, deviled eggs, and two cans of sprite. Five bucks would cover that. It was a while ago…


  7. - Ghost - Tuesday, Oct 29, 13 @ 12:44 pm:

    food is dandy but liquor is quicker… I am pretty sure there are at least 6 bars that would go under without the GA :)


  8. - dupage dan - Tuesday, Oct 29, 13 @ 2:57 pm:

    Bovine is Divine


  9. - Cheswick - Tuesday, Oct 29, 13 @ 3:31 pm:

    Session nights, I meant.


  10. - Just The Way It Is One - Tuesday, Oct 29, 13 @ 7:17 pm:

    Poor guy…


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