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Party Stores Expect Alcohol Sales to Spike Super Bowl Weekend

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- Super Bowl Sunday is upon us and fans across Mid-Michigan and the entire country are getting ready for the game and celebrations that come along with it.

Saturday party stores across the area are busy as people stock up on alcohol for their Super Bowl parities.

6 News caught up with some party-goers and one local store calls it the best weekends of winter.

Jeff Ray hopes he throws a Super Bowl party his guests will never forget.

"This morning, my wife and I both made runs to the store. We spent $300-$400 on alcohol."

Saturday evening, he came back for more. "I have a few things I missed," he said.

Ray is just one of many customers stocking up on alcohol for the big game making the owner of Tom's Party store in East Lansing, Rich McCarius, very happy.

"Super Bowl weekend is good for business because you get an extra big selling day on Sunday which is normally kind of slow day," said McCarius.

The shop prepares for this football weekend a couple of weeks in advance.

"Bbeer, bourbon, and red wine are probably the top three sellers," said McCarius. "You bulk up, try to predict what people are going to want to make sure you have enough of everything."

McCarius is already off to a good start and predicts the sales momentum will keep going. "Last night was very good. Today's been pretty good, so we've got tonight and still all day tomorrow to go, but it looks like it might beat last year."

As for who will beat who in the game, Ray says it doesn't really matter. "We'll just have a good time."

If you are headed to a Super Bowl party or out to a local bar, as always, it's important not to drink and drive.

This weekend extra police are out on the roads.

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