Kansas City’s small businesses see big boosts from Chiefs success

As the Chiefs prepare for the AFC championship game, local business owners are smiling about…

As the Chiefs prepare for the AFC championship game, local business owners are smiling about the team’s success.Excited Chiefs fans believe in their team and they’re spending money to show their pride. Cumpy’s Sports and Apparel in Kansas City says customers have been clamoring for new shirts as the Chiefs approach another Super Bowl.“The customers are fired up. Everybody’s excited. You can feel the buzz in the city. You could feel the people coming in. They want something to wear and they want to show their pride for the city, for the team,” Cumpy’s owner Andrew Romano said. Cumpy’s is known for designing clever shirts based on quotes or moments from the Chiefs. The last game provided plenty of them and customers couldn’t wait.“Everyone from Kansas City was calling us, wanting to know if we were going to have a shirt for them,” Romano said.It took the Chiefs just 13 seconds to tie up the game against the Buffalo Bills. Fans truly believe anything is possible. Now, that passion is translating into profit. “It’s not, was not just my business. It’s the restaurants. It’s the bars and it’s the grocery stores, you know? People are going to this weekend, they’re going to have another party,” Romano said. In a time plagued by COVID-19, employee shortages and supply chain issues, the Chiefs are a reason to keep believing. Kansas City is reaping the rewards.You can see all the new designs on Cumpy’s website. The owner says they’re ready to start on more designs when the Chiefs beat the Bengals on Sunday.

As the Chiefs prepare for the AFC championship game, local business owners are smiling about the team’s success.

Excited Chiefs fans believe in their team and they’re spending money to show their pride. Cumpy’s Sports and Apparel in Kansas City says customers have been clamoring for new shirts as the Chiefs approach another Super Bowl.

“The customers are fired up. Everybody’s excited. You can feel the buzz in the city. You could feel the people coming in. They want something to wear and they want to show their pride for the city, for the team,” Cumpy’s owner Andrew Romano said.

Cumpy’s is known for designing clever shirts based on quotes or moments from the Chiefs. The last game provided plenty of them and customers couldn’t wait.

“Everyone from Kansas City was calling us, wanting to know if we were going to have a shirt for them,” Romano said.

It took the Chiefs just 13 seconds to tie up the game against the Buffalo Bills. Fans truly believe anything is possible. Now, that passion is translating into profit.

“It’s not, was not just my business. It’s the restaurants. It’s the bars and it’s the grocery stores, you know? People are going to this weekend, they’re going to have another party,” Romano said.

In a time plagued by COVID-19, employee shortages and supply chain issues, the Chiefs are a reason to keep believing. Kansas City is reaping the rewards.

You can see all the new designs on Cumpy’s website. The owner says they’re ready to start on more designs when the Chiefs beat the Bengals on Sunday.

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