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Store owners stock up on Eclipse merchandise

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- In just two weeks, the rare Eclipse will bring tens of thousands to our region, and many small businesses plan to cash-in on the tourism boom.

The Grassy General Store in Williamson County stocked up on Eclipse glasses, koozies and Ozzy Solar Red wine.

They're also selling eclipse t-shirts, designed by the store owner's family.

But it's not just Eclipse merchandise: the store ordered extra everything, including ice, alcohol, soda and snacks.

"It's going to be a big deal," said store Manager Jennifer Oakley. "We've got everybody coming around the area. I'm sure we're going to be really, really busy that day, so we're trying to prepare best we can with all of our products here."

Managers said they started selling the merchandise two months ago, and have sold out several times.

If you own a small business or know of one offering specials or products for the event, send them our way either to news@wsiltv.com or on Facebook.

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