Finally, some reporting from The New York Times
This piece of information was quietly left out of reports of a new Yankee Stadium, but now it's too late to do any good, it is safe for The Times to come out with the truth:
"The future for many shop owners on River Avenue is uncertain, with the new Yankee Stadium to open for the 2009 season. The new stadium, to be built next door, is expected to have a bolstered commercial space inside.
"Many business owners fear that that commercial space will greatly hurt their ability to attract customers and that this season may be one of their last good ones.
"The subway riders they have snagged for decades walking past the shops to the stadium will soon be dropped off right at the new stadium. And there will be bigger souvenir shops and places to eat inside."
Click the title above to read the entire article ("Pre-Opening Day Jitters for Establishments That Live in Yankee Stadium’s Shadow" NY Times, 4/2/7).