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Bartender: "No Drop Off" For Summer Restaurants In Dewey Beach

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DEWEY BEACH, Del. - It's the last week of August and a number of folks are still outdoors enjoying the pleasant sunny weather.

Dewey Beach restaurants say this was a successful summer season.

"There hasn't been any weeks where we had a lull," said Kristian Schmidt.

Schmidt, a bartender at Hammerhead's, says the restaurant stayed busy throughout the summer, even though managers say sales were similar, if not better than last year.

"You'd have a week where maybe it was a lot slower and than the next week it would pick back up," said Schmidt. "This summer, there's been no drop off, it's been just consistent consistent, consistent.
     
Most restaurants that spoke with WMDT report similar activity.

Except one convenience store.
     
The Little Store owner Ken Miller calls May and June "brutal" because of the consistent downpours.

"That kind of hurt us and its a little tough to recover," Miller recalls.

According to Miller, weather drives his sales and he sees a major influx of vacationers that will head to his store before laying out on the beach. With a rainy June, his little store suffered a 25 percent loss.

Even when the town is filled with tourists, the same can't be said for his store.

"When the weather is not good, however, they're going to go to the restaurants," Miller said.

Despite recent sunny skies, his business is down 15 percent with just a week left until he closes for the year.

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