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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Just about every store in downtown Cambridge has a shelf or two, sometimes more, dedicated to souvenirs.  Many store owners tell WBOC they are having trouble keeping up with demand.

The Sunnyside Shop has been downtown for almost 10 years.  When owner Heidi Greibel first opened, no one stocked Cambridge souvenirs for tourists.

"There were people coming in asking for postcards and things like that.  T-shirts weren't even available, so I decided not long into my business that I needed to have them made because they didn't exist!" Greibel said.

She has gone from a simple post card, to shelves of shirts, bumper stickers, and even silk screen prints by local artist Erick Sahler.  Heidi isn't the only one working to meet the new demand.  At Craig's Drug Store, Betsy Willoughby is having trouble keeping the section stocked.

"It's hard to keep out.  We order Christmas ornaments that say Cambridge, Maryland on them year round because we can't keep them in stock." said Willoughby.

She says her goal, and the goal of other stores downtown, is to catch tourists coming into the town to see the lighthouse and other unique Cambridge destinations.

"We have the people that visit the Hyatt and also we have the many ships and boats that come into port." Willoughby said.

The view from those boats has been captured in a painting of the Cambridge waterfront by local artist George Wright.  The print has been flying off the shelves at his brother-in-law Doug Turner's shop, Downtown Frame of Mine.  They are new to the downtown area, and look forward to what the warm weather brings.

"This is - I think - turning into a tourist town.  And we're looking forward to the spring when people are getting off their boats, and some of the small cruise boats that come here, and take a walk downtown and see what we have to offer." said Doug Turner

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