Thu. Mar 23rd, 2023

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – With all the individuals downtown for St. Patrick’s Day, firms have been preparing for a surge in shoppers.

We have been on Broad Street with how the festivities are bringing an financial boom to regional firms.

Massive crowds and larger sales. It is the case for numerous firms downtown as individuals collect for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and restaurants say they’re all in on the celebration.

As floats roll down Telfair and Broad, sales roll in for restaurants downtown.

According to the National Retail Federation, 61% of customers are celebrating St. Patrick’s day this year. Spending an typical of $43.48 per particular person.


“It absolutely feels like a larger income day. It sweetens the pot,” mentioned Frog Hollow Hospitality Group Director of Operations Breannah Newton.

Newton says although Pho-Ramen’L and Tacocat are some of the newest spots downtown, they nonetheless really feel the influence of events like this.

“Lots of households, bigger groups- so, we do employees up extra in order to anticipate that have to have,” she mentioned.

Tyrice Thomas with Pizza Joint says they’re expecting practically double their sales.

“A typical Friday is about $six,500, and nowadays we’re going to be at eight to ten.

It is a reality Asian Brown with the Brunch Home of Augusta says they’re grateful for.

“It feels terrific to know that we have the assistance of the city behind us and without the need of regional firms. We are the backbone of the economy, so maintaining us robust is maintaining a robust neighborhood,” he mentioned.

Although the parade is the begin of a big month for regional firms, Thomas says this is only a taste of what’s to come in the subsequent couple of weeks.

“When it comes to Masters appropriate now, I’ve just been hiring employees mainly because I want to make certain we’re staffed mainly because it is our busiest time of the year. Nothing at all compares to Masters week right here,” he mentioned.

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