St. Patrick’s Day celebrations bring huge company to downtown

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

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

Significant crowds and larger sales. It is the case for numerous companies 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 buyers 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 influence of events like this.

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

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

“A standard Friday is about $six,500, and these days 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 good to know that we have the assistance of the city behind us and without the need of neighborhood companies. We are the backbone of the economy, so maintaining us sturdy is maintaining a sturdy neighborhood,” he stated.

Even though the parade is the get started of a big month for neighborhood companies, 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 mainly because I want to make positive we’re staffed mainly because it is our busiest time of the year. Absolutely nothing compares to Masters week right here,” he stated.

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