Tucked in a leafy residential neighborhood of this Gulf Coast city, the 5,500-seat Toronto Blue Jays spring training baseball stadium is an economic engine that some residents would hate to lose to Palm Beach Gardens.
“During the season, I bet I get 75 percent of my business from that stadium,” said Marguerite Allison, owner of Marguerite’s Cafe & Catering, a stroll away from Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. “And those folks from Michigan and Canada, they are loyal customers. They come back and bring their friends.”
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