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Feb022013

New Orleans’ Merchants Hope for a Super Bowl Boost

Jim Ryan/ABC News Radio(NEW ORLEANS) -- Fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers are flying into New Orleans for Sunday's Super Bowl, and local business owners are happy for the influx of dollars.

The Super Bowl host committee predicts that the Crescent City will see a $430 million benefit.  

However, Alan Minor, a painter and native of New Orleans, said he's had few takers for his artwork hanging on the wrought-iron fence around Jackson Square. “Sometimes it's a little slow, so it's a hit-and-miss kind of thing,” Minor added.

Some small business owners complain that the Super Bowl has brought in plenty of executives and media, but few tourists. They welcome the return of Mardi Gras next weekend.

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