(Memphis) You could call it the playoff payoff.
“I have to bring in extra staff. I bring in double what I would normally bring in on a Monday,” Miss Polly’s owner said.
Agee said his profits go up 30 percent during home playoff games.
“On a night like tonight on a Monday it’s a huge deal,” he said.
Thousands of people eating, drinking, and enjoying Beale street.
The green is pouring in from people who live here to those traveling for the game, like Ronnie Smith from Nashville.
“I went to Rendezvous. I went to Wet Willies and I’m going to enjoy the rest of the night,” Smith said.
The Grizzlies bring in $225 million a year to Shelby County. Each playoff round means a little under $1 million for the Bluff City.
So people hope the Grizz go the distance.
“You have a national audience that is seeing these big panoramic views of downtown and Beale street. Beale street is the most visited attraction in the state.
It gets 4 million visitors a year so this is hundreds of thousands of advertising to get that kind of exposure for your city,” Jonathan Lyons with the Memphis Convention Visitor’s Bureau said.
It’s priceless advertising and a huge win for the city.
“I was hearing from some ESPN commentators last night saying they are hoping the Grizzlies win so they could come eat BBQ,” Agee said.
Now the Grizz just need to keep doing what they do best: winning