The Street Fair always means big business for vendorsFargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Tens of thousands of people pile into Broadway in downtown Fargo this weekend for the Street Fair.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Tens of thousands of people pile into Broadway in downtown Fargo this weekend for the Street Fair.
It always means big business for vendors, but what about the year round businesses?
Here at Spicy Pie, the massive crowds are welcome.
Jared Puttbrese- Manager at Spicy Pie: "On a normal day we get a busy lunch rush for a couple 2 to 3 hours, on these days all day long."
About 20% more product has to be ordered in preparation for the event.
Jared: "If I'm ordering like 8 cases of flour, I'm ordering like 12 or 14 cases of flour."
And in terms of business it doubles.
Jared: "We don't really have any stores at the moment at the South end, so people come down for the street fair, it's a lot of those people that would like to eat at Spicy Pie here, gives them the chance to try our food and come back later."
Spicy Pie isn't the only spot seeing a bump in business during the downtown street fair, here at Proper and Prim, dresses and accessories are flying off the shelf.
Teresa O'Day- Owner at Proper & Prim: "This weekend is one of the busiest weekends for us in the year."
Owner Teresa O'Day takes full advantage of the massive crowds.
Teresa: "We really enjoy the extra business and we stay open late and that probably makes a difference too, we stay open for the street fair hours, open early, close late."
With all of the extra sales, and extended hours, O'day says there's one thing that might be the biggest draw in.
Teresa: "We always keep our ac on, try to keep it cool in here so people can come in and cool off, sit down for a minute if they need to and take a look around the shops."
Both businesses say the busiest day during the street fair is typically Friday.