The NFL reported that 312,000 fans attended the NFL Draft in Kansas City between Thursday and Saturday. But while the NFL Draft was bustling with long lines and excitement, some Kansas City area businesses say their shops were empty.
Cafe Cà Phê, Kansas City’s first Vietnamese coffee shop, located just over four miles away from the draft, said its had its slowest-ever weekend in sales since opening in August.
Shop Local KC said Saturday that despite having a location in Crown Center, its sales were down 44% on Thursday, up 15% Friday and down 22% at the time of making the post Saturday, compared to the same days of the previous week.
“Go out and support every small business this week!” Cafe Cà Phê said. “They need extra love + encouragement.”