Big game, big business in the Lowcountry

Published: Feb. 4, 2013 at 6:35 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 4, 2013 at 11:48 AM EST
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© The Alley Charleston
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Two teams may have faced off in the biggest rivalry of year but the Super Bowl is also a time where fans come together.

"I was here the whole season and Its just like being home, incredible," said Ravens fan Ben Hebert.

Ben Hebert a Balitmore native now calls Charleston his home. Boone's Bar and Grill on King Street is where he joins fellow fans to root for his team.

"I just have to go all out for my team. Its very rare that your team plays in the Super Bowl, so I just want to show my support," said Hebert.

Over at JD's Sports Bar and Grill in West Ashley owner, Jamal Amer and lifelong 49er's fan tries to watch every weekend.

Amer said, "We've been announcing for almost a month that we have a Super Bowl party here."

First time Super Bowl host, The Alley Charleston was more than ready for the big crowds.

Carrie Steinmeyer, Event Director of The Alley said, "We're prepared for it. We are well staffed, ready to go and tons of beer came in, a big order for today."

A playground for adults, The Alley is packed with entertaining activities that kept football lovers busy.

"We're basically set up to handle the masses. Its variety and its driven to handle a party," said Jimmy Poole, owner of The Alley.

It was slammed over at Andolinis Pizza in West Ashley. Workers were too busy to talk but it wasn't their first time serving for the big game.

Fans celebrated together and businesses reaped the benefits.

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