GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Hotels, restaurants and even community groups who work at arena concession stands are feeling the economic shockwaves from the growing number of canceled concerts and shows over North Carolina’s new LGBT law.
Greensboro Coliseum Complex lost an estimated $188,000 from three no-shows since the law was passed in March and city officials say the impact has extended beyond parking and popcorn sales.
Stagehands say they have each lost thousands of dollars they expected to earn working shows around the state.
Greensboro restaurants say the show cancellations slow the flow of customers and worry about future cancellations of NCAA sporting events.
Promoters say artists and agents are wary to schedule shows in North Carolina, leaving fans without concerts and event staff without work in months to come.