ABC 7 cameras stopped in College Park to check out the oversized chess set, purchased by the city to encourage more activity in the downtown commercial area.
"It's a college town. More people have free time during the day, so we're just hoping more people outside kind of create more of a buzz," Economic Development Coordinator Michael Stiefvater told the news station.
The report includes comments from workers, business owners and university students, who say the game set is a worthwhile attempt to draw more activity to the area. Watch ABC 7 here.
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