Broad Street booming with life as patrons visit from all over the world

Saturday, April 13, 2019
News 12 at 11 O'Clock

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- It's the question every local has been asked at some point in their life, but it's also the question most are proud to answer.

"Oh, you're from Augusta? That's where the Masters is, right?"

"It sure is!" Farmhaus Burger manager Casey Johnson said. "This week, normally we have our normal lunch crowd, but that's sort of been replaced with all these people from out of town, all the golf patrons who are just in such a good mood to be here in Augusta."

One of those patrons is Susan Hulhar.

"I've seen a lot of people walking," Susan Hulhar said. "The Riverwalk was actually crowded in parts and I love the fact that there's so many people on the streets here."

Susan is from New York. She's one of the lucky ones who scored a ticket to the last day of the Masters.

"I love gardening, so I'm looking forward to seeing the grounds. I've seen them on TV and everybody talks about how beautiful they are," Hulhar said. "So, I just can't wait."

Until then, she's taking it all in and businesses have been, too.

"Just the foot traffic on the sidewalk has been amazing to see with the new hotel going up over here and just all the other places," Johnson said. "There's just a lot of foot traffic, a lot more than normal."

It's not only on Broad Street, but at the farmer's market, too.

"I think everyone likes kind of having a diverse group of people to kind of show off a little bit that this is my town," Allyssa Ferguson, the Co-owner of Woodland Valley Farms said.

It's a proud moment for the locals.

"We are really proud of what we do and all the other vendors here are so good-natured and we like meeting other people," Ferguson said.