Boston businesses excited for March Madness boom

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March 21, 2013, 9:45 am
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(NECN: Kathryn Sotnik, Boston) – Fans aren’t the only ones feeling anticipation about the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Some businesses get a nice boost out of March Madness.

Cask ’n Flagon is ready to go. The TVs are ready. There are 50 flat screen TVs.

The bar manager says they’re hoping for some crowds, especially after the long winter they’ve had.

It’s the annual spring tradition, March Madness. Boston’s Cask ‘n Flagon is expecting decent crowds to fill their seats Thursday.

Not only are the fans are excited, but so is Manager Mike Fusco.

Despite pockets of snow on the ground outside, Fusco is hoping for crowds inside to double.

Across town near the Garden at The Fours, the sentiment is pretty much the same.

Owner/Manager Peter Colton compares it to baseball playoff time.

Both bars are also hoping the hometown team, Harvard, will add some extra thrills. They’re back for the second straight year and they’re facing off against New Mexico in the first round.

They're expecting a lunch crowd around noon time when the tournament begins. Restaurants and bars across the city are, too.

Tags: Boston, march madness, business , The Fours, Kathryn Sotnik, cask 'n flagon, ncaa men's basketball tournament
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