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ST. LOUIS - Ballpark Village is expected to be a huge economic boost for downtown St. Louis.

The Downtown St. Louis Partnership tells NewsChannel 5 this will be a destination for not only people who live in the bi-state but for visitors from other states.

Forty percent of people who come to Cardinals games come from outside of Missouri, so, it's expected Ballpark Village will draw visitors who live as long as a four hour drive from here.

But what about how these new restaurants will affect other local eateries downtown.

"Washington Avenue is a very different experience than Ballpark Village. And there's something for everyone in both places. I'm not concerned about cannibalism, I really think this is going to grow the pie rather than shrink the pie because people are going to come down here that would not have otherwise come," said Missy Kelley.

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