* The impact of session on local businesses can be huge…
Many downtown businesses look forward to session days because of the business they bring in.
We stopped by Porter and Hazel’s, a deli on Jefferson. Owner Jered Dennis told us he had extra stock ready for today, but was disappointed there was no session. He said session days can boost business there by upwards of 50 percent.
“Booming,” Dennis said. “Deliveries to the capitol several times per day. A bunch more business in here. It’s actually really good for business while they’re in session.”
As for what types of food are most popular with lawmakers, Dennis said they tend to go for things with beef.
No surprise about the beef. It’s what’s for dinner when you go out with a member or lobbyist.