Shoreline businesses hurt during holiday weekend by storm threat - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Shoreline businesses hurt during holiday weekend by storm threat

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Shoreline businesses were impacted by the storm threat this weekend. (WFSB) Shoreline businesses were impacted by the storm threat this weekend. (WFSB)
NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

Hermine’s wrath has been impacting shoreline businesses all weekend.

On Monday, Gary Holland said he was anxious. The fruit stand he and his family have been running for decades was lacking customers, thanks to Hermine.

"It's very slow. When the news predicts a hurricane is coming or a storm is coming my business falls off,” Holland said.

Not only that, his items are perishable and won’t last.

"The heat from August, when it gets so hot people don't want to cook, don't want to eat, so that kind of hurt the business too,” Holland said.

Storm threats also hurt recreational retailers, like Kevin Gallagher who rents out kayaks and water boards.

"Those mornings, when people were unsure, most of them stayed home you know,” Gallagher said.

Some of the popular summertime food stops, like Fred’s Shanty in New London, were busy with out-of-state cars.

Ocean Beach in New London had to close on Monday because of the threat of riptides.

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