Local businesses take advantage of presidential debate interest

Some local New Jersey businesses are taking advantage of the contentious nature of the 2016 presidential election.



On the night of the third and final debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, some bars and restaurants in the Garden State sponsored "Debate Watch Parties."



The managers of House of Que in Hoboken say they took advantage of the debate to drum up business, particularly since there were no major sporting events this Wednesday.



Bar Manager Ashley Zanotti created several debate-themed cocktails for her customers. There is the "Hillarita" and the "Donald Trump Border Buster."



"It's a big event. It's going to be something like the Super Bowl and since it's really close to the election we're thinking it will be really fun and draw people in," Zanotti says.



House of Que was packed during the debate, as people took advantage of the nice weather to dine outside and get out of their homes.



"We're trying to have fun with this because, let's face it, it's been more of a comedy show than we're used to in presidential debates," says House of Que's Shawn McGarr.



The previous two debates have attracted tens of millions of television viewers.


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