Business is booming at the beach

August 8, 2008 4:04:54 PM PDT
With just about 3 weeks to go before Labor Day, Action News wanted to know if the Jersey shore has kept its head above water in the face of high gas prices and a generally faltering economy.

Turns out, it has!

Business owners who talked to Action News today in Ocean City, New Jersey say the weather has been good this year, and that has helped attract visitors and combat a sour economy.

The Cape May Chamber of Commerce says shore business is better than expected.

Sight-seeing tours are doing well, and visits to amusement parks are climbing after a slow start.

"We had a very good July 4th" said Scott Simpson, owner of Playland. "Then the second week of July the season kind of reversed itself, and we're making up the ground we lost in June."

One area being hit hard: clothing stores. That's a trend being seen around the country, and it's no different on the boardwalk.

However, it will be a few months until all of the numbers are calculated, and we see just who the winners and losers are down at the shore.

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