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Downtown Greenville businesses ready for baseball-motivated boost

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Businesses in downtown Greenville are prepared for an influx of customers, owners said Thursday.

The home opener of the Greenville Drive's season brings more car and foot traffic to the downtown area, forcing restaurants and other businesses to staff more people to meet demand. That demand stretches along Main Street, as the Downtown Alive Thursday night concert series has kicked off as well.

But businesses near Fluor Field and Downtown Alive concert locations relish the opportunity to get more people in the door.

"We love our location," said Lindsey Pegg, general manager at Mac's, in the shadow of the baseball stadium. "It definitely helps business because we are kind of out of the way on the West End, off the beaten path."

Near Falls Park, the good weather brings extra customers into Spill the Beans for cool treats.

"Probably the craziest time of the year," said Isaac Barcroft, who works there.

Businesses, however, said downtown Greenville is normally very popular - but combining baseball and outdoor summer concerts, the traffic seems to get a lot heavier.

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