Though Hazeltine National Golf Club was bustling with thousands of people during the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, it was business as usual for many local establishments.
Cuzzy’s Brick House in downtown didn’t see any increased traffic during the week of the tournament, June 18-23.
“There wasn’t much people that were here because of that at all,” said Manager Lynn Hudson. Many of the visitors who drove to Hazeltine likely had very few reasons to head through downtown Chaska, she added.
“We had a pretty slow week.”
Heartbreakers Bar and Grill, located across Hundertmark Road from Hazeltine, saw a slight increase in customers during the mid-afternoons, and on June 20, when hoards of people left after a downpour of rain.
“It wasn’t like the (Ryder Cup), when they came into town,” said General Manager Doyle Schultz.
Staff anticipated attendees would be interested in stopping by in the mornings and opened the establishment at 8 a.m. with bloody Mary drinks and breakfast specials. Usually the restaurant opens at 11 a.m.
“It didn’t seem like it caught on,” he said.
Over in Chanhassen, Bonsai Korean Cuisine, saw a slight uptick in customers. There were a few LPGA Korean athletes who stopped by for the restaurant’s authentic Korean food, according to owner Nicole Kwon.
There were also a few fans who stopped by, trying popular menu items such as the Korean barbecue.
“There wasn’t a big increase in traffic,” Kwon said.