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Wahoo's credited for Downtown Pensacola growth

DOWNTOWN PENSACOLA  --   16 businesses either opened or are in the process of opening downtown.  This is all in just one year. Many people credit the Wahoo's for the growth..

Folks are working in the rain down here at the Al Fresco Dining area to open their first food truck in time for the Blue Wahoos opening weekend.

Crews are putting the finishing touches on Z Taco. Why the rush?!
The Wahoos are the main reason Linver Leffel decided to invest here.

That's why the big push, we have five home games, open up for that, and everyone come down for game and enjoy beer and taco..

While this may be his first Wahoos season other businesses already got to experience the boom last year and are excited for all the business it will bring in...

Since the first pitch last year, 7 businesses have opened downtown another 9 are in the process of opening up...

I think so I've seen a lot of change, It's a reason to come down here now, it is.
It's going to bigger this year than last year cause last year was first year, everyone finding out getting excited about it .

Tin Cow waitress, Alicia Salvaggio says it makes a big difference in her wallet. On game days business typically doubles she plans on working every game.

53 people come in here they want to drink, eat, its going to  be big definitely want to work make that money.
The hope is the 2nd season goes so well that by this time next year. All lots will be occupied.