Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Retailers Are Ready for a UA Win

Newspaper article The Tuscaloosa News

Retailers Are Ready for a UA Win

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For some Tuscaloosa residents, the outcome of Monday night's college football title game could mean that it's time to go back to work.

Some area retailers have advertised that they will re-open or have extended hours Monday if Alabama beats Clemson, just so fans can immediately buy a T-shirt to commemorate the victory.

"We love sports and appreciate the hard work of all teams, but we stock our merchandise based on consumer demand," said Brent Barkin, an executive vice president with Shoe Station. "Since we are an Alabama-based company, much of that demand is for merchandise for U.A. This year, if Bama wins, 12 of our 19 stores will extend their hours to sell these limited-edition T-shirts."

In the event of a Crimson Tide victory, Alabama Express, 1141 University Blvd. …

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