Sarah McKenzie

LRT: Lots of Retailers Tickled

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Downtown restaurants, merchants say the train has swelled customer counts

Old Chicago is stocking up on crayons and high chairs.

That might sound strange for a restaurant in the heart of the Warehouse District party zone, but young families are starting to hit Downtown in droves on the weekends, eager to ride light rail.

General Manager Brandon Bramscher said the 508 1st Ave. N. restaurant - which is just steps away from the Warehouse District/Hennepin Avenue platform - has seen an influx of families.

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