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Rising tide lifts all boats: Why River Walk development will benefit restaurant industry

by Aubrey Pringle
May 16, 2013


Tourist secondary
The City announced this week that Chicago's tourism industry is now doing better than it was before the recession. Let's look at what this means for the restaurant industry, especially restaurants located along the River Walk, an up-and-coming tourist attraction. We'll hear from the owner of a riverside restaurant about the economic benefits of its location and learn about the revenue increase that the summer brings due to outdoor dining and more tourists.