CHICAGO (CBS) — As Blackhawks fans prepare for Monday night’s possible Stanley Cup-winning game at the United Center, many were taking advantage of stores that are popping up around town to sell team merchandise.
At the Clark Street Sports pop-up store in the Ogilvie Transportation Center, manager Mark Zuniga said business has been brisk.
“It’s been crazy. Every day we get the morning rush. People come in on the trains; lunch rush, and then evening rush,” he said. “It’s fast-paced. We’re selling jerseys left and right.”
The team’s official store on Michigan Avenue also has seen plenty of fans shopping for Blackhawks sweaters, t-shirts, and caps.
A man visiting from North Carolina walked out with a bag full of goodies for his family.
“Shirt for my wife, shirt for myself, shirt for my kids,” he said.
Mario Parra went into the Blackhawks Store on Michigan Avenue, looking for a team jersey for his 2-year-old daughter, but walked out empty-handed.
“I was looking for something for my daughter, and I couldn’t find it, so I wish they had the jersey that I was looking for,” he said.