VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — AAA is predicting journey will strategy pre-pandemic ranges this vacation weekend, and if the Virginia Seashore Oceanfront is any indication, it is in all probability appropriate.
“Gross sales are skyrocketing,” stated Dashawn Charity, who works on the Flamingo Joe’s concession stand on 16th Road.
“Plenty of our funding comes from busy vacation weekends like this one,” Charity stated.
After two gradual summers through the pandemic, many enterprise homeowners have been wanting ahead to a busier summer time season. If the unofficial summer time kickoff weekend is any indication, they might be in luck.
“There’s a substantial distinction, I’d say,” he stated.
A number of lodge homeowners informed WAVY 10 they have been absolutely booked this weekend, however not everybody spending their hard-earned cash on the boardwalk is a real vacationer—some are simply taking part in the position for this weekend.
Like Michelle Jeitner, a Virginia Seashore native.
“We’re taking all of it in, absorbing the solar, having fun with the breeze, we simply had lunch at Catch 31,” he stated.
“It is humorous, we won’t do that on daily basis. We work on daily basis and go straight dwelling afterwards. It is good to mingle,” she stated.