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Vendors near Raymond James Stadium cash in Super Bowl Sunday

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Posted at 5:02 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 18:20:52-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The Super Bowl is allowing Tampa Bay small business owners to cash in.

Food trucks, people selling socks and even giving haircuts, there are dozens of vendors that have set up shop right across from Raymond James Stadium.

One jewelry pop-up shop, is excited super bowl fans will spend a few bucks with them.

“We normally do a lot of pop-up shops, some events but it’s not as big as this one. This is our first real big event,” said Ronalia Roberts, Paparazzi Accessories.

Cameron's Gear have been here since early last week. They have three booths set up around the stadium. They tell me having the super bowl in our backyard is the boost their small business needs.

“Because of the pandemic we haven’t really been making a lot of money, sales have been down. So, this right here is a really picker up for us, so it’s really helping us a lot, to start to get back on our feet,” said Annette Williams, Cameron's Gear.

The owner of ENT Comfort Cuisines says the foot traffic in this area is helping his food truck get much needed exposure.

“We just started this year, so I told my family let’s see if we can get on in this action right here, and we’ll do other events as we go further along,” said Tarance LeNoir, ENT Comfort Cuisines.

Though these vendors are selling different things, there’s one thing they all have in common.

“We hope to sell out and that the buccaneers win, so that’s a win-win both ways,” said Roberts.