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New Year's means big business for Asheville store

Bill Grimsley, the owner of Celebrations Party Store, says the business does a big portion of its sales for the year around New Year's because it is a holiday everyone celebrates, and people like to throw parties. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

It's the busiest time of the year for one local business.

Bill Grimsley, the owner of Celebrations! party store, says the shop does a big portion of its sales for the year around New Year's because it is a holiday everyone celebrates, and people like to throw parties.

They sell roughly 10,000 balloons around this time of year, along with New Year's glasses, party favors, decorations, and hats.

Grimsley said trends in what sells have changed through the years.

"Balloons have made a big swing, really exploded as you can see on all social media," he said.

They're open extra hours on New Year's Eve to accommodate last minute party shoppers.

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