Businesses happy to adapt for Harley riders


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Businesses happy to adapt for Harley riders

By Yona Gavino. CREATED Sep 1, 2013

MILWAUKEE -- Businesses are looking to cash in on the Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary parties out there.

They are making it convenient and easy for people to hang out and spend some cash.
Trinity Three Irish Pubs already offers outdoor seating, but now customers don't have to go inside to get a drink. A beer tent and even a beer octagon have been set up right in the middle of Juneau Avenue.
"We’re used to being busy,” explains Trinity Manager Matt Schmidt, “We have places at Summerfest. We know when it's busy; people like to get a cold beer, so we like to have it ready for people."
He’s also brought the pub outside. You can take your pick from Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant or Trinity Three Irish Pubs.
Heather and Paul rode in from Eagle, WI. The engaged couple has traveled a thousand miles in the past week.
"We’ve never been to a block party before,” explains Heather Sprigler, “We're looking forward to it. It’s been an awesome week. Milwaukee does an awesome job."
They attended the Harley Davidson 105th Anniversary five years ago.
"We like spending a lot of time on our lake,” shares Paul Stirmel. “We don't spend a lot of time at these block parties, so we want to experience it."
Stirmel said they're thrilled to make memories and hope to meet new Harley friends at the block party.
The pub manager says he wanted to create a festival-like atmosphere for his customers. The party and concerts end Sunday at 11:30.
Yona Gavino

Yona Gavino

Yona joined TODAY'S TMJ4 as a general assignment reporter in April 2013. Before moving to MIlwaukee, Yona spent two and a half years as a reporter at the NBC affiliate in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.