Sweet Sixteen boosts business in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Sweet Sixteen school basketball tournament brings thousands of people to Lexington and that boosts business in the community.

Sawyer’s Downtown is located across from Rupp Arena and the owner says this tournament is one of its busiest times.

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During the tournament, the owner will double the number of employees working.

The owner says he will triple the number of burgers, go through 100 pounds of chips a day, and has to refill the burger bar every 30 minutes to an hour when it’s busy.

“We move so rapidly that a line of 70 or 80 people goes down in 20 minutes or less and it’s such an easy set up,” said Jim Sawyer, Owner.


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For information on Sawyer’s Downtown tournament hours, click here.