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Food & drink businesses welcome PGA
Rochester, N.Y. -- After a thrilling first round of play at the PGA Championship, San Deep was anxious to see what Rochester had to offer, off the course.
Deep is from Philadelphia, but came to see the tournament with his friend, and unofficial local tour guide, Steve Striebel. Stop number one will be Beers Of The World.
Im probably looking at a small place, but he says this place is huge, said Streibel.
Next up, one of the restaurants at Eastview Mall.
Its part of the deal, said Streibel. To avoid the crowds a little bit. There are going to be a lot of people in the local area and so we want to step out a little bit from that.
But thousands of others are not stepping out.
Restaurant 2Vine was packed by 7:30 p.m. It was the second straight night that PGA related business which included a private party kept the seats full.
Its great, its fantastic, its terrific, wish we could have one every year, said Jerry Serafine, owner of Restaurant 2Vine.
An economic impact study released by economic development group, Greater Rochester Enterprise estimates that the PGA Championship will have a $78 million dollar local impact.