Downtown businesses looking for a big payoff with Cardinals in NLCS

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - With the Cardinals getting ready for another appearance in the NLCS fans aren't the only ones with a rooting interest to see their playoff run extended.  "A red October is putting local businesses in the black"?

While fans were cheering a Cardinal playoff victory, local business owners were cheering as well.  Especially at the newly built Ballpark Village across the street

"We had between 36,000 to 40,000 people walk between the doors", says Jim Watry, the Operations Manager at Ballpark Village.  "It’s been great.  We're over our initial projections and it's been very well received"

The group that built the village would really like to see an all Missouri World Series since they also erected the Kansas City Power and Light District.

"They’ve got a reputation about that's the place to go if you don't have a ticket even though it's not near the stadiums.  8 or 9 miles away," adds Watry.

"And not only do they have a reputation with the fans but they have a reputation with the players.  Eric Hosmer came down to power and light and bought everybody drinks the night they won.  So it's the place to be it's the place to watch the game and celebrate after the game."

Because of the Cardinals winning ways, everyone who works within a few miles of the stadium seems to be winning.

"I’m thinking pre-game and post-game we get about 4 to 5 thousand walking by our front door," says local bartender Marcus Newstead.

"If one out of ever 10 comes from that we're looking at a huge bump.  It's just astronomical sometimes and it all happens at once".

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