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Businesses Along Blackhawks Parade Route Gear Up For Extra Customers

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Businesses along tomorrow’s Blackhawks parade route are ordering extra food – and drink – for the crowds.

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Seats at Cardozo’s Pub at 170 West Washington are easy to come by now. But during the Blackhawks parade? Not so easy.

Bartender Noelle Gulden says the parade was great for business three years ago – and they were happy when they found out Cardozo’s is on this year’s parade route.

“Thrilled. Yeah, because we were hoping for that. Because it was a great crowd. All the businesses were excited, especially the restaurants on this street. It was great for us.”

Gulden says more kitchen staff will be working – and they’ve ordered extra beer.

“At least like 30-40 cases. Because that’s how busy we were the last time.”

WBBM: You’ve ordered 30 or 40 cases extra?

“Yeah, just to be on the safe side.”

The parade is scheduled to start 10:30 a.m. at Washington Street and Des Plaines, and the main route will be east on Washington Street–just like the parade in 2010, sources say.

From there, the parade will head east to Michigan Avenue and north to Randolph Street. However, instead of continuing north to the Chicago River like in 2010, this time, the route will head east to Columbus Drive, then turn south to Hutchinson Field in Grant Park, for a rally at 11 a.m.

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