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Spokane businesses gear up for Final Four crowds

Spokane businesses gear up for Final...

SPOKANE, Wash. - Jack and Dan's and Gonzaga Basketball go together like burgers and fries.

"There's a lot of history, a lot of season ticket holders they like to come here before and after the game and that's just what they keep doing," said Kevin Macdonald, one of the owners.

And it's no secret for many fans, Jack and Dan's is the place to be to watch the Zags.

"I was here for the West Virginia game, and that was incredible and I would anticipate that that would be multiplied by several factors tomorrow afternoon," said Ian Laimbeer, a Gonzaga alum.

But if you want to at Jack and Dan's, you've got to get there early.

"I don't think there's going to be an empty seat by noon," Macdonald said, "three hours before game time, I'm sure there will be some people waiting at the door we open at 10, but I expect a full house."

In downtown, Globe Bar and Kitchen is gearing up for lots of fans, too.

"So far we're expecting a huge group to come in," said bartender Joseph Peterson. "We already have probably ten or twelve reservations with big groups."

Globe staff is ready with seventeen tvs and a projector screen. They're even considering a Zag-themed drink.

"Plus beer, drinks, and food the entire day, so it's going to be a little crazy for sure," Peterson said.

Globe says any opportunity to bring in a lot of people at once, is good for business.

"We're an awesome bar especially during the weekends, but when we get more people in during the day and stuff it's just huge for us and we have a lot of fun doing it," Peterson said.

No matter where you watch the game, you're sure to be around people excited to cheer on the Zags, and the city of Spokane.

"We already love what we do, but it makes it more fun," said Macdonald. "The excitement level, I don't think my adrenaline has come down since West Virginia."

And when you're out tomorrow, make sure to use the hashtag #kxlywatchparty. Your pictures may end up on our newscast!


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