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Downtown business ready for MLS fans

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Businesses in downtown St. Louis are anticipating how game days at CITYPARK will impact them.

The Irish bar Maggie O’Brien’s held a grand reopening just days before the inaugural match at the new stadium. The business got a bright green paint job outside and a brand new interior.

“There’s not a human being that I don’t pass that doesn’t say, ‘Oh, I bet you’re happy about that soccer stadium,’” owner Eddie McVey told News 4. He said they’re happy, but this part of downtown St. Louis has been home for 43 years.

“There’s certain people who like to tell me I’m lucky,” he said. “I don’t feel like I am, and the reason I say that is we’ve been here for a longtime and we weren’t going anywhere, whether they built it or didn’t, and we stuck it out when a lot of people didn’t.”

The resurgence of this section of downtown in part is due to the massive redevelopment of Union Station….

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