CHICAGO (CBS) — Because the nation awaits last election outcomes, enterprise house owners throughout Chicago are ready to take down boards they put up earlier within the week. This has been a difficult yr for enterprise house owners who say boarding up will not be solely to guard their shops but additionally their backside traces.
Kooroush Danesghar is proprietor of Marriage ceremony Bands and Firm, which is only one of many native jewelers who’ve chosen to stay boarded up previous Election Day. Dansghar mentioned as a result of the home windows are lined up, solely two or three prospects have come inside.
That’s the tradeoff. He both loses prospects for a couple of week or dangers his enterprise being damaged into and looted prefer it was earlier this yr.
Kimberly Bares with the Magnificent Mile Affiliation mentioned shops are grateful this week has been peaceable so far.
Whereas one enterprise has opted to take its boards down the bulk appear to be ready till after the race is named.
“Enterprise thrives on certainty, and so this uncertainty actually has all of us slightly on edge,” Bares mentioned.
The great new is town says there aren’t any recognized threats of violence — nothing like town noticed twice already this yr.
The Magazine Mile Affiliation mentioned enterprise will look extra like themselves over the subsequent few weeks.