CLEVELAND ― When this city was chosen as the host of the Republican National Convention, little did it know how much its fortune would change.
An even bigger surprise, James would lead the Cavs to their first ever NBA title just two years later. And local businesses in Cleveland have had a big boom since.
After the Cavs' Game 7 win against the Golden State Warriors, the city celebrated with a big victory parade which was attended by about 1 million people. That said, the RNC's boost to business is not expected to be as large, with just 50,000 expected to be in the city.
"I do think it's going to be a little bit less," said Tanya Gunya, co-owner of The Chocolate Bar, a restaurant outside the Quicken Loans Arena ― where the convention is being held.