NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Although a new ordinance banning alcohol from unenclosed entertainment vehicles took effect Wednesday, businesses said the regulation really hit their pocketbooks over the weekend.
“It’s like numbers are way down; business is way down,” Sprocket Rocket manager Dustin Olson said.
Olson said Sprocket Rocket sees an average of up to 70 rides on any given Saturday. On the first Saturday of the new regulation, the company only had 10 rides.
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“The whole week has been answering the phone and either canceling or telling people, ‘Hey, sorry, we can’t have alcohol on these,’ and a lot of them just wanted their money back because of that. Others are like, ‘Heck yeah we’ll do it; it will be fun regardless,’” Olson said.
Riders explained their…