Owners: Business also boomed July 4
July 08, 2013, 9:00 pm by Alexandria Randolph
Local business owners said that the July 4 weekend created a surge in commerce for the City of Marble Falls.
Allan Oppenheim, owner of Houstonís Depot in Old Oak Square, said that although the restaurant was closed on Thursday, July 4, a lot of business came throughout the long weekend.
"Wednesday through Saturday when we were open we did really well. It really helps when itís a four-day weekend. There were a lot of shoppers,Ē he said. "It was also a little cooler and that helped since we have a patio.Ē
Debbie Collar, sales representative at GG Ganache, said that the traffic on Main Streetover the weekend was "unbelievable.Ē
"It was a really good weekend for us. We had lots of balloons, and when customers spent $100 they got to pop a balloon,Ē she said.
John Kemper, owner of the Blue Bonnet Café, said that while business always picks up around July 4, the annual Lakesidefireworks show is the icing on the cake.
"The fireworks are always good for business,Ē Kemper said. "Itís the second busiest week of the year. Everybody is here on holiday and the fireworks make a good addition.Ē
Kemper said that on Saturday, the Blue Bonnet Café served over 2,000 people.
Debbie Brown, owner of Itís All Goode, also reported a lot of traffic due to the July 4 weekend. Brown said that she also sponsored the firework show in Lakeside Park this year.
"I think itís something good for the community. We will
probably sponsor next year. Itís a very good tradition,Ē she said.
For the full story, see the Tuesday edition of The Highlander.
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