Charlotte, NC (WBTV) – Players had their first practice at Quail Hollow Club Tuesday before the Presidents Cup.
It’s the massive event the city of Charlotte is preparing to welcome players and fans from around the world.
City leaders hope the economy will thrive as a result.
Harry’s Grille and Tavern opened about six months ago in the Quail Corners Shopping Center, a five-minute drive from the President’s Cup venue.
COO Tyler Steele said: “We are really excited to have new people coming who have never tried our restaurant.”
We have special offers for golf fans.
People like David Davenport were already taking advantage of the proximity on Monday, driving in after walking the course for hours.
“This is a win-win,” said Davenport. “It’s all about location, location, location.”
Events so far show what this means for Charlotte as a whole. In a statement, a Charlotte Regional Tourism Authority spokeswoman said:
CRVA, in partnership with President’s Cup, will conduct a post-event economic impact study in hopes of bringing the benefits of such a prestigious and strategic event to our community. As such, we do not have the data to provide an estimate in advance.
Pointing to data from recent events, the spokesperson said the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend impacted an estimated $87.7 million, including $48.7 million in direct visitor spending.
In 2012, the Democratic National Convention impacted an estimated $163.6 million, of which $91 million was direct visitor spending.
“From local businesses featured along the course, to businesses whose logos and brands are visible, it provides great visibility to Charlotte businesses and those looking to make investment decisions, expand or relocate. Charlotte Regional Business Alliance CEO said:
LaBar says it’s too early to say what revenue the Presidents Cup will generate, but she has an idea.
“I think it’s going to blow most people’s socks off,” she said.
LaBar also said the tournament is a massive recruiting tool for companies and an opportunity to showcase the Queen City.
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