Super Bowl visitors affect local businesses

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Super Bowl eve should be a real touchdown for some mom and pop shops in Houston.

Airbursh artist Alex Luna said, "I'm hoping I'll do a good 20 to 30 shirts tonight."

Good food and business is a universal language at Alamo Tamales and the word is out.

"You're in Texas. You got to find a good tamale right and this is the place to come," Felisha Hill said.

At Not Jus' Donuts Bakery on Dowling Street baker Andrea Spears said, "I'm rooting for the Falcons."

There's no shortage of excitement for the game but it hasn't all been icing on the cake. "It's been hit or miss," said Spears.

While breakfast sandwiches sold Saturday morning, Spears said, "I was expecting more a whole lot more, the bus route is not coming this way."

A drop in from a family staying downtown gave them one last sale Saturday.

"I googled cakes near us and we were at GRB for my sisters birthday," said Lori Bauder.

Bakery workers say some local customers were scared off by heavy traffic downtown.

"It's mayhem," said Bauder.

Their family found a way to avoid it by taking a pedicab to the bakery and back to downtown.

"What we do for family, what you do for your daughter," said her mother. null
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