Game Day Business Comes to a Close
COLUMBIA - Mizzou's last home game is Saturday and Columbia businesses have stocked up for one final hurrah. From T-shirt sales, to food, to everything in between, there is no doubt that business goes up on home game weekends. Elizabeth Nicodemus is a sales associate at Tiger Spirit Store on Ninth Street. She said they prep especially for game day weekends.
"We focus greatly on stocking before, we add extra shifts on after games just to clean up. Everybody who works here pretty much as to work on game days," said Nicodemus,"It's definitely our busiest days of the year."
But the Tiger Spirit store is just one of the shops downtown that benefit from game weekends. Yogo Luv employee Joanna Demkiewicz said that the many out-of-towners who come in for the games have never heard of their store. She said they especially get a lot of business when it's a parent's weekend and said that business does especially well when the Tigers win their football games.
"We have a great location because we're right next to Quinton's and bars and stuff like that so just celebrating after the game," said Demkiewicz.
Both businesses agree that after the home game tomorrow, business will be much slower. They hope that basketball season will continue to draw people, but said their busiest time of year is definitely football season.