Derek Jeter’s Absence Hits Cooperstown’s Coffers as Road Repairs Are Put on Hold

Derek Jeter’s Absence Hits Cooperstown’s Coffers as Road Repairs Are Put on Hold
Renee Pritchard is a server at Nicoletta’s Italian Café on Main Street in the heart of Cooperstown, N.Y. Like most businesses in the village of 1,852 best known for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Café is just trying to survive.

Memorial Day Weekend is usually the start of the thriving summer season that’s kicked off by the Hall of Fame Classic, an exhibition played by former big leaguers with hall-of-famers as coaches and managers. The game is staged across the street from Nicoletta’s at historic Doubleday Field, which is in the midst of a $5.8 million renovation.

Only there was no game on Saturday. And the Hall itself has been closed since March because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It won’t open until summer at the earliest. And the ballyhooed July induction weekend that would’ve featured Derek Jeter will have to wait a year, when
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