Crowds pack Ocean City boardwalk over Labor Day weekend
OCEAN CITY, Md. – Crowds of people packed the Ocean City boardwalk this Labor Day weekend.
And for local businesses that means a huge boost in sales, which is something that is much needed after getting hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s been amazing, much needed, and we’ve been trying to keep up as best as we can,” said Cynthia Barragan, manager at Casita Linda.
“It’s been a slow summer, so I’m happy to see the amount of people that we have,” said Shannon Tippett, the owner of Mug and Mallet.
The owner of Mug and Mallet Shannon Tippet tells 47ABC with so many customers this Labor Day weekend she is able to do more for her employees before closing during the offseason.
“For me, it was just making sure that I could get all my bills paid, but for me, what’s most important is making sure my staff saved enough money to make it through the winter,” said Tippet.
“So that while they’re in school this winter they’re not stressing out about paying their bills,” said Tippet.
Meanwhile, Casita Linda tells 47ABC this year, they’ve seen a huge loss in sales and they’ve had to cut back on hours.
“We weren’t really sure what this season was going to be like,” said Barragan.
“So we’re really glad that a lot of people have come in, they’ve been cooperative,” said Barragan.
And business owners say that as the summer season winds down they are hopeful that people will continue to visit the resort town and help increase business.
“Fall is awesome down here in the beach,” said Tippett.
“So, everybody needs to come, they’ll be less people starting next week and it’s still perfect weather,” said Tippett.
Tippett tells 47ABC that it has been a while since she has seen the boardwalk packed like this weekend.
And business owners add that they are grateful for the support from the community and the customers.