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College football game day means big business in the Low Country

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CHARLESTON, SC -  Clemson's season opener ended not long ago, with the 16th ranked Tigers taking on number 12 Georgia.  In the Low Country, these games also mean big business for local sports bars, and for stores that sell sports merchandise.

"It has been busy from what I can see."

Danielle Glassberg says when she married her husband; she was also married into the Clemson football fan base."We are buying our Clemson shirts for the season. We are going to a game in a couple of weeks so we need to make sure we are stocked up with four little shirts and for my husband and for myself!" said Glassberg.

And like Danielle, thousands of other college football fans swarmed local businesses like Palmetto Moon in Mount Pleasant to get new game day gear for this season.

"Days of the game are always really busy for us. I always get business," said Palmetto Moon store manager, Jenny Simmons. Managers say over the last two weeks, business has been steadily improving leading up to game day.

Madison Mead works at Palmetto Moon and said, "Today it has been more Clemson, considering South Carolina played on Thursday. So there were a lot of Carolina fans in here on Thursday about to go up to the game in Columbia."

And since Thursday, bars in the area have also stayed busy.

Addie Culler owns Big Game Bar and Grill in Mount Pleasant and told News 2 they want the atmosphere in their bar on game day to feel like you're at the game.

"It's been a great year but football season just kicks it up a notch," said Culler.

So whatever team you're rooting for, whether it's the Tigers or the Gamecocks, local business owners appreciate the support and expect a busy season.
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