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Will Hockey Moms Shop the Bronx?

Crain’s Insider
September 11, 2012

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is continuing to champion the cause of an ice center proposed for the Kingsbridge Armory. Yesterday he said hockey players and figure skaters who visit the center would shop on Fordham Road—a claim mocked by one Bronx insider, who noted that even Yankee Stadium, which draws more than 4 million fans each year, has had little impact on nearby retail strips. But a spokesman for Diaz said, “We don’t think it’s a stretch at all … The everyday traffic brought to the facility will be spending their money—food, shopping, errands, etc.—outside of the armory.”