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Stores How Big Museum Equals Big Business

It's one project that has business owners talking, the opening of the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

Packed from wall to wall, a familiar sight inside the Peanut Barrel on a Thursday night, but earlier in the week General Manager Eric Skusa say's it's a different atmosphere.

"Mondays and Tuesdays are usually are slower days here," Skusa said.

Eric Skusa says they are looking across the street to the Eli and Edthye Broad Art Museum to change that.

"We've been watching it for quite a while now, watching them get it ready to go, so we have been anticipating the opening and we are ready for them to open."

"People are always coming in asking what's going on and it's exciting for it to finally open up and people get to see it," said Jen VandeVusse.

VandeVusse from the Campus Street Sportswear says with the end of football season near the timing couldn't be better

"This coming in now, I think will be perfect because it just brings more people into town and more foot traffic."

With the museum close by and it getting colder outside, businesses hope the museum will increase business both at night and on the weekends.

"During the weekend people have more time to get off of work and go to the museum on Saturdays and Sundays, it may help our Sundays," Skusa said.

"With the parking structure next to us and the parking lot behind us, it's going to bring a lot more people in," VandeVusse said.

Shedding a new light on the museum, the city and businesses.


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