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DNC visitors keep Charlotte ambassadors busy

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - For the folks working at the Charlotte Info Center on S. Tryon Street, they're use to helping about 200 people on an average weekday.

"Just on Monday we had over 3,000 people coming in to buy souvenirs and asking for help," said Visit Charlotte ambassador Linda Durkin.

The Info Center uptown serves as a Charlotte visitor center as well as an official merchandise store for the Democratic National Convention.

The most popular items people are seeking when they wander in from the street? Maps of center city and camera batteries, Durkin said.

"People have been coming in wanting maps because they like how walkable our city is," Durkin said. 

One of the first items to sellout this week were Carolina Panthers ponchos. With the on and off rain showers during the Democratic National Convention this week, they were a hot item, Durkin said.

Durkin said visitors to the center not from the South were quick to point out Charlotte's humid air.

"We had a delegate from Alaska who had just come from 65 degree weather so it was a bit of a shock for him," Durkin said.

The info center will slowly get back to it's normal 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours by Monday.

And if you live in Charlotte and still want a souvenir after the DNC is over, don't worry, Durkin said the DNC store will remain at the info center through Tuesday.

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