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America's Cup Good For San Francisco Businesses

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    Thousands gathered in San Francisco to watch the America's Cup this weekend, which means good business for local restaurants and vendors.

    The opening weekend of the America's Cup Finals is bringing thousands of people to the San Francisco waterfront, and that means good business for venues along the Embarcadero and Marina Green.

    The America's Cup chief executive said nearly 29,000 fans came to the America's Cup Park at Piers 27 to 29.

    Another 16,000 fans watched the starting line action on the race course which runs along the San Francisco waterfront from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge.
     
    The thousands of fans flocking to the America's Cup is turning into sales for everyone from restaurants to street vendors.

    "Well, I think it's been a tremendous boost to business," Pedi-Cab Operator Daniel Crew said. "It's been fairly fun, exciting, and a lot of fans, mostly from New Zealand, but we're hoping for a lot more American fans, I suppose. I would say yesterday the city was on fire."

    Some of the businesses said the weekends are their busiest.