Some travelers are getting a head start on their summer plans. Lac ie Johnson and her family came up to North Shore on a road trip to enjoy the nice weather and local businesses. “We definitely took a hit last year both with the pandemic and with the bridge being closed down–we’re hopeful for getting some more business this summer compared to last year,” said Sturtz.
“This summer it feels really nice to have more freedom–to be able to do things in a safe manner,” said Johnson. “So it feels good to just get out and road trip and see people and go to these fun little shops.” “It’s been steady, I think we’re starting to see the kind of summer traffic we were hoping to see,” said owner of Mocha Moose Brian Hanley. “Memorial Day weekend was fantastic, we saw huge crowds Saturday and Sunday, lines out the door.”
Businesses are continuing to loosen social distancing requirements. Mocha Moose coffee shop ended its mask mandate this week and sales have been strong. Along with being eager to welcome crowds most businesses are encouraging customers to continue practicing social distancing.
“People are really–especially with the warmer temperatures in the twin cities, we’ve had a lot of people coming north for the cooler temperatures,” said co-owner of Bob’s Cabins Laura Goodman. Campgrounds and cabin rentals are already busy. Bob’s cabins are fully booked through the end of August and are even running out of dates for early fall.
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