Cleveland restaurants prep for influx of lots of hungry Tribe, Cavs and Cubs fans

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CLEVELAND - Cleveland is looking picture perfect as Cubs' fans explore the city.

"I have been rooting for this team my whole life," said Kevin Terek, a Chicago native.

Terek and his family are still pinching themselves after the Cubs' historic National League Championship Series win.

"I told my wife and kids 'you have seen something no one else in your life, my life has seen.' I was ecstatic," said Terek.

As fans start to arrive in Cleveland, restaurants on East 4th Street are doing a final check of inventory and doubling staff to make sure they can accommodate the massive influx of customers.

"We were expecting a good crowd anyway before the Tribe came in because of the Cavs game, and now we've got another 40 to 50,000 people," said Eric Anderson, the manager of The Greenhouse Tavern.

Near the restaurant, the NBA Road Show stage is already assembled to welcome Cavaliers' fans ahead of the team's home opener. Anderson says having Indians, Cubs and Cavs fans side-by-side downtown will be great for business, but presents a unique challenge.

"Up the beer inventory, up the liquor inventory...make sure we don't run out of anything," said Anderson.

Destination Cleveland volunteers will be stationed at the iconic Cleveland script signs across the area to take pictures of tourists. Volunteer Sandy Prince says last week, she helped Toronto fans make new memories in town. She anticipates Cubs supporters will keep her even more occupied.

"More people will be here and also they've not been in the World Series longer than us, so I'm sure there will be a lot of people here," said Prince.

"We went from the Cavs right into the RNC, you know its non-stop. Then we're right back into it with the Indians and Cavs again. It's been a great year for Cleveland," said Anderson.

The Indians are looking to top off what many describe as Cleveland's unforgettable year.

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