It wasn’t just a win for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the team’s final home game of the season. It was also a win for some local businesses.
“The fans come a couple hours early, pack the place. We love them, they love us, they’ve been very supportive,” said Mike Wilson, general manager at Goodwood Brewing’s Arena District location.
Goodwood Brewing isn’t the only relatively new Arena District restaurant. Moran’s Bar and Grill opened just a few weeks before the Blue Jackets season started.
Co-owner Matt Rootes describes game nights as the “lifeblood” of the establishment
“Got the first one under our belt, we’re looking forward to next year and hopefully make the playoffs and a run for the Stanley Cup next year,” Rootes said.