37th Great Race brings business to Cape Girardeau

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – The Great Race rolls into Cape Girardeau Tuesday afternoon.

That means a surge of business in the city and downtown area.

Many business in Cape are extending their hours to draw new faces to their stores.

“We’re hoping it’ll bring in a large crowd,” said Emilie Buelow, owner of Annie Em’s Antiques and Gift Shop.

She says she would like to see a variety of new faces and people in downtown Cape.

“I’m hoping there will be some new people. Maybe some people from out of town that maybe live close or haven’t been downtown before, or haven’t been downtown in a longtime,” said Buelow.

The city last hosted the great race seven years ago.

Thousands of people are expected to attend the event.

“We actually got best stop in 2013, so now were really trying to get that again this year,” said Kanaan Rhodes said.

Kanaan Rhodes, owner of The Room Hair and Design Studio says downtown Cape goes above and beyond to make sure…

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