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Commonwealth Games: Gold Coast businesses fume over Commonwealth 'disaster'

Reuters  |  GOLD COAST, Australia 

By Ian RansomGOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - A few minutes' walk from the Commonwealth Games basketball venue, a deflated Armando Cozzolino surveys empty tables and idle waitstaff at La Roma restaurant, waiting for a promised business dividend that has stubbornly refused to come.For 12 years, the Naples-born Gold Coast resident has paid steep rents for his coveted corner space in the usually bustling entertainment precinct of Broadbeach, but he can not remember business ever being so bad."Compared to usual, we're down about 60-70 percent in revenues," Cozzolino told Reuters of his takings ...

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 13:45 IST