Businesses down the shore prep for an extended summer after Labor Day

"September is busier than June, believe it or not."

Andrew Kramer
September 03, 2018 - 8:42 pm
Crowds down the shore are known to start dwindling after Labor Day.

Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio

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OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Crowds down the shore are known to start dwindling after Labor Day. But businesses by the beach may not be impacted as much as expected — at least not right now. 

Marty Saul, who owns Marty's Beach Wear, was quick to note that the summer season is still here. 

"The seasons have extended way beyond Labor Day. It used to be in the early '80s we would close Labor Day, but now September is busier than June, believe it or not," he said.

They didn't have their most successful summer business-wise, he admitted. Unpredictable weather contributed to that, which Saul and other store owners down the shore agreed with.

But store owner Rich Chapman said they had an "excellent summer." Unlike Saul, Chapman wasn't as optimistic about a September boom.

"Your business drops off significantly," he added. "Labor Day makes all the difference in the world, as far as crowd size goes."