Erie’s economy depends heavily on tourism during the summer months. Local business lucked out this summer with hot and sunny weather.
The peninsula was booming with beach goers all summer summer long. Thousands of people throughout the season headed to Sara’s for old fashioned milkshakes and food.
“We sold a lot of milkshakes,” said Sara’s owner Sean Candela. He Told JET 24 it was it’s best summer yet.
With little rain and plenty of sun shine, Beach Zero Gift Shop at Presque Isel was blazing hot with costumers.
“It was 100 times better than last summer. Last summer was very cold we sold a lot of sweatshirts and sweatpants, this year we sold out of our boogie boards it was just very busy ” said owner Kathy Carlotti.
Across the bay Rum Runners and the Cove was hot all summer, the month of August possibly too hot for business.
” As far as the outdoor patio seating, the real hot weather, nobody wanted to be there and nobody wanted to be outside” said Time Sedney, the owner of Rum Runners and Rum Runners The Cove. He did tell JET 24 it has been his best at Rum Runners in all 28 years.