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Team Challenge Cup helps Spokane businesses

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David's Pizza has been crowded during the Team Challenge Cup. David's Pizza has been crowded during the Team Challenge Cup.
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The three-day international skating competition, the Team Challenge Cup, wraps up competition Sunday. With skaters, coaches, staff and even TV reporters coming from all over the world to the Lilac City, it's great way for local businesses to make a name for themselves.

David's Pizza is situated near Spokane Veteran's Memorial Arena, where the competition is being held. The restaurant tells KHQ they've seen U.S. Figure Skating Staff, arena workers and even some athletes stop by for a slice.

Spokane is becoming known as a great venue for these events. The Team Challenge Cup comes on the heels of the NCAA Tournament.

"They were extremely excited about the response they got in Spokane and would like to come back," said Mark Starr, owner of David's Pizza. "This community embraces that kind of thing and people that come from out of town really feel like guests and we do a tremendous job of that in Spokane."

David's Pizza says they have been crowded, and on a busy day they make more than 150 pizzas.

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