October 19, 2021
Business

Atlantic Beach business owners prepare for crowded Memorial Day weekend

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) — Many people are getting a head start on Memorial Day weekend and are already at the beach.

Atlantic Beach business owners said they’ve been slammed all week. They’re hopeful that will continue for the entire summer.

“It definitely sets the bar high, but we’re expecting a big summer,” said Mark Talbot, a bartender at Crystal Coast Brewing Company. “The weather has been great so far, and everybody is ready to get out to the beach and just relax after a tough year.”

Memorial Day weekend in Atlantic Beach kicked off a little earlier than normal this year.

“We’ve already seen a lot of people come in Thursday,” said Talbot. “Already see a lot on the roads today.”

Taylor Thomas owns the Shark Shack. She’s also seen crowds bigger than normal.

“Usually, we don’t see this until about Saturday,” said…

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