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Skateboard shop saved by Grizzlies' big wins

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Hunter Demster started selling "Grind City" T-shirts Hunter Demster started selling "Grind City" T-shirts
The "Grind City" shirts saved his Midtown business which was burglarized twice at the shop, and once his home, in seven months. The "Grind City" shirts saved his Midtown business which was burglarized twice at the shop, and once his home, in seven months.
Mayor Wharton has named Friday "Grizzlies Friday". Mayor Wharton has named Friday "Grizzlies Friday".
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A Memphis skateboard shop was going under until the Grizzlies' big wins, that is when owner Hunter Demster started selling T-shirts.

The "Grind City" shirts saved his Midtown business which was burglarized twice at the shop, and once his home, in seven months.

"Since I have been selling, started carrying the Grind City Shirts, I have been selling at least 15 a day which as been the difference in having a little bit of money in my pocket and not," said Demster.

He said those customers are also looking at his skateboards.

Mayor A C Wharton said that televised Grizzlies home games, including short views of Memphis attractions, are catching the national audience's eye.

Mayor Wharton has named Friday "Grizzlies Friday", and encouraging people to wear team colors and Grizzlies attire.

Fans all over the Mid-South are excited about Grizz game 3 in the Western Conference Finals Saturday at the FedExForum.

"We're coming back to the Grind House. Get the Grindfather, Tony Allen, in there and Z Bo. Everybody we're going to take care of business," said a Cordova resident and Grizz fan, Edward Harris.

The Grizzlies are teaming up with the Red Cross to help the tornado victims in Oklahoma. Grizzlies guard Tony Allen who went to Oklahoma State will match the donations that will be collected before the games in Memphis.

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