Greenville businesses expect uptick in business during ECU Homecoming Weekend

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — It’s homecoming at East Carolina University.

Many alumni will come to town to enjoy some Pirate Football and all that Greenville has to offer, including local shops and restaurants.

Business owners said they’re expecting lots of people to come to town, since many haven’t been able to travel as much during the pandemic.

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“Homecoming is usually a big time for us,” said Tandi Wilson, owner of Christy’s Euro Pub. “Last year, since we didn’t have one, obviously sales have dropped, so we’re expecting a huge weekend.”

Wilson said homecoming is great for local restaurants like hers.

“It’s fantastic for places like this because you have so many people coming back into town that this was their spot when they were here in college,” she said. “They love to just see the atmosphere and how it’s changed and how…

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