New businesses hoping to open in time for DNC
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — New business owners are working around-the-clock this weekend to be able to open up their shops in time for the DNC.
Visitors will spend nearly 20 million dollars in food and drinks alone, and that's why several new bars and restaurants plan on opening this week, ahead of their original schedules.
There were tens of thousands of visitors at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. The city estimated afterwards that one spent 98 dollars per day on food.