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For Some KC Businesses, World Series Impact Isn't So Big

Julie Denesha

Here in Kansas City, the hotels are booked solid, and people are snatching up anything in royal blue. For some sectors of the business community, life is very, very good right now. For others, the baseball action doesn't translate into extra dollars.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we take a look at how the World Series is having an impact on the local economy and why it might not be pumping in extra money as much as redistributing business success.


  • Allen Sanderson, senior lecturer in economics at the University of Chicago
  • Frank Hicks, owner of Knuckleheads Saloon
  • Celina Tio, James Beard award-winning chef and proprietor of Julian in Brookside
Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.