Holiday Beachgoers Keep PB Businesses BusyMay 31, 2010 No Comments
SAN DIEGO — An estimated 800,000 peopled headed to San Diego-area beaches during the three-day Memorial Day weekend, and the impact of local and tourist dollars has been felt by local businesses.
On Monday, several Pacific Beach businesses put up the welcome signs for locals and tourists heading to the beach on a sunny day.
At the Pacific Beach Surf Shop on the Boardwalk, Kurt Marchetta said their beach cruiser and board rentals have kept them busy the past couple of days.
“Yeah, it was pretty busy this weekend. A lot of people out renting, nice temperatures definitely have people in the water. Yeah, we did pretty well. We are looking for another good day,” said Marchetta.
Good weather always seems to equate to a good day for other businesses, like The Green Flash, located down the street from the PB Surf Shop.
“This is a beautiful city and the beach area is just fantastic,” said Armando Gemora of The Green Flash.
By 9 a.m. tables were filled at The Green Flash with people wanting to get an early start on their day.
“Business has been exceptional this weekend. People are tired of saving their money, they call it frugal fatigue. So it seems they are willing to spend if they have it,” said Lon Bevers of The Green Flash.
Whether “having it” means a bike ride on the Boardwalk or kicking back and enjoying sea life just beyond the waves, many Pacific Beach businesses are welcoming the holiday weekend visitors.
pbSpirits.com note: Amazing how we’re doing great when all the people fighting the beach alcohol ban claimed doom and gloom for our economy and local businesses. They seem to be doing just great eh?Business District, Good News PB Beaches, Holidays