How’s Business?

I hear this question every day…and ask the same question when I talk with other local business owners. 

The season started off a bit unsettled.  I believe our visitor base had concerns about gas prices, and the economy in general.  Prime rental properties experienced vacancies in July.  Summer homeowners provided weekend business for the restaurants and shops, but the island was quiet mid-week.

Beautiful weather and warm temperatures increased demand as we approached August.  Last minute requests for weekly rentals continue; and we have “sold out” island wide for the past few weeks.  We expect strong occupancy numbers through Labor Day Weekend.

The bottom line: The Seven Mile Beach is an exceptional, name brand destination- located within a reasonable driving distance of a huge customer base.  Summer of 2008 is proof that we can survive challenging economic times.

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