As Orlando gears up for the upcoming NBA All-Star merchants look forward to an influx of cash. The only exception in a feat of irony is the shops by the Amway Center. These shops are at the center of a match between the shops and the City of Orlando over compensation for the disruption of business.
During the celebrity-packed game, there will be an eight-foot-tall fence separating the stadium and businesses.
The city has offered four of the largest companies $3,000 a feeling of peace and six smaller enterprises $1,500 order to not sue over the fence.
This far cry from the $3.5 million sought by the firms. NBA officials offered to put the companies inside the fenced-in area, but that would have blocked access to non-ticket holders and rejected by the corporations. The event will run February 24-26 with thousands expected for the game.