Uptown businesses preparing for massive watch parties

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Thousands of people may head to uptown to attend watch parties for President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech.

Thousands of people who wanted to attend the speech are making other plans after the venue changed.

Due to weather, the Democratic National Convention moved Obama’s acceptance speech to Time Warner Cable Arena.

Local businesses are preparing for what could be a massive rush of watchers to uptown.

Organizers at the Charlotte Convention Center said they are holding an invitation-only watch party.  A number of individuals received invitations via email from event organizers.