People who live and work near the site where Charlotte's new baseball stadium will be built are excited about a boom in business but concerned about any inconvenience the construction will cause.
Restaurants in Charlotte's French Quarter have a prime spot, nestled in between uptown and the site of the new stadium.
"Look at it. It's a historic part of Charlotte and not a lot of people know about it," said George Photopoulous, who owns the restaurant The French Quarter.
He thinks many more people will start to know about it now that City Council has signed off on spending $8 million to help fund the minor league stadium.
Photopoulous said it will be a huge for his bottom line.
"We're not normally open on the weekends, so I think we'll be able to open on the weekends now," he said.
That is still a while away, though. The team isn't expected to start playing at the new site until 2014. Until then, construction may make it more difficult for customers to come to places like Valhalla, Jennifer Kurilko's pub.
"Initially, I think our business will take a little bit of a hit during the construction phase, but in the grand scheme of things, everybody's going to come down here, so I'm psyched," she said.
Those who work in the area, like Mark Vesich, said they're already inconvenienced by preps for the DNC.
"It's already making it difficult for me to get to my parking garage," he said.
He fears that once work starts on the stadium, "It's going to get worse, I'm sure."
The Knights still need to come up with some money by the end of June to make this happen. Eyewitness News called them Tuesday to see if they have a plan in place but did not hear back by news time.