The Memorial Day holiday in Provincetown proved to be a promising kick off to the summer season.
Business owners reported that the weather, although a bit gloomy at times, cooperated to make conditions ideal for tourists.
Retail shop and restaurant owners said that this was a very busy holiday weekend. Although the economy is slow, visitors seem tired of bad news. Provincetown provided a breath of fresh air and a chance to get away from the negative media. Most purchases were small, like t-shirts, ice cream cones and bric-a-brac items. But, folks were buying nonetheless.
Even though the holiday is over, the past week was also very busy. The true test of the summer economy will start July 1st with Independence Day holiday. Last year, restaurants, retail shops and entertainment did very well, while galleries struggled. Some galleries have been replaced with retail shops so it will be interesting to see how the newcomers fare.
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Provincetown News for July 2009
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