Businesses are ready for the Golf Week boost
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – The city feels alive for the first time in a long time. Local business owners are more than ready to serve the golfing crowds.
We were at Doc’s Porchside on Washington Road, where the food and drinks were flowing.
You can feel the energy in the air and the party is just getting started. They’ll have live music at 7 p.m. all week, inside and out.
We spoke to the owner, and he says it’s not just the customers who are partying.
“You all just came to party with us. It’s going to be a good time,” said Daniel Scholer, owner of Doc’s Porchside.
It’s been three years since the last normal golf week, but now it’s a new normal. Between long-term staffing issues and record inflation, our local restaurants need some relief.
“You spend a lot of money, to hopefully make a lot of money. With inflation and the way the economy has been, it’s like “oh shit, I hope it’s worth it,” he said.
It’s not just restaurants, Trends and Traditions Antiques Mall has been around for over 20 years. They have seen it all and are beyond excited to see everyone again.
Scott Shepherd, Trends and Traditions Antiques Mall said: “It means a lot. It’s the best week of the year. I feel good. I’m glad the customers are back.
The week-long global celebration is back and Augusta is ready.
“Get out and walk even if you can’t. A lot of people can’t go to the tournament. Get out and walk. It’s a lot of fun,” Shepherd said.
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