March 21, 2023 11:38 pm

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

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

Significant crowds and larger sales. It is the case for several enterprises downtown as persons 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 shoppers are celebrating St. Patrick’s day this year. Spending an typical of $43.48 per individual.


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

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

“Lots of households, bigger groups- so, we do employees up a lot more in order to anticipate that have to have,” she stated.

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

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

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

“It feels terrific to know that we have the help of the city behind us and devoid of neighborhood enterprises. We are the backbone of the economy, so maintaining us powerful is maintaining a powerful neighborhood,” he stated.

When the parade is the start off of a substantial month for neighborhood enterprises, Thomas says this is only a taste of what’s to come in the subsequent handful of weeks.

“When it comes to Masters correct now, I’ve just been hiring employees simply because I want to make positive we’re staffed simply because it is our busiest time of the year. Absolutely nothing compares to Masters week right here,” he stated.

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