Notre Dame grads give weekend boost to South Bend businesses

Author: WNDU - TV

As seen on WNDU.COM, May 18, 2015

By Joel Porter

Now that they're done with classes, many of Sunday's Notre Dame graduates are heading home for the summer.


But before they do, many of them stopped for one last taste of South Bend.

Restaurant managers at places like Barnaby's on Jefferson Boulevard say families have packed the dining room opn Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Managers say graduation weekend means a boost in revenue for restaurants, shops and hotels.

"I've been here for two years and every year it's just everybody comes in, everybody's always happy to be here," Barnaby's night manager Matt King said.

"I'm one of a few siblings to graduate from Notre Dame and we always come here after graduation. It's a bit of a family tradition," Notre Dame grad Paul Kearney said.

South Bend business owners say they're now eagerly anticipating next week's 150th celebration.

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