This weekend many ECU students are heading back to campus and many business owners and employees in downtown Greenville say they are excited for the business that is going to bring.
Vidal Thorpe who owns “Fitness by Vidal” says his business usually picks up around 40 percent when the students get back into to town.
Owners of bars and restaurants in the area say they too will do much better business once the students are in town.
Some businesses said they already picked up this weekend, and expect to be crowded next week as students continue to come in.
ECU classes start back on Tuesday.