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Heat a boon to some businesses, a hindrance to others

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The Durham Dari Serv. (WFSB photo) The Durham Dari Serv. (WFSB photo)

This week’s potential heat wave has been a boon for some businesses and a problem for others across the state.

Monday was the second straight day of temperatures in the 90s and Tuesday’s forecast promised more of the same.

One of the places business was booming was the Durham Dari Serv.

“I got vanilla and chocolate swirled in a cone with rainbow sprinkles,” said Morgan Cahill, a thankful patron.

Monday’s hot weather offered many an excuse to head to the ice cream shop.

“We get lines that will go out to the street wrap around the building but you do what you can try to keep everyone happy,” said Phil Perrino, Durham Dari Serv.

However, the hot weather hasn’t been sweet for everyone.

“Overall I would say it would have an overall negative affect on the business,” said Sal Rizzo of Torza’s Golf Center in Cromwell.

Revenue at the golf center dips slightly when the mercury rises, according to Rizzo.

The staff said that many people come out to the range, but they simply hit fewer balls.

Some players told Eyewitness News that they worked up a good sweat not even halfway through a bucket of balls.

One thing both businesses claim is that the hot weather impact, positive or negative, is even bigger on the weekend.

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