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Visitors Down Over Labor Day Weekend in Ocean City

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OCEAN CITY, Md. – Visitors were down in Ocean City this labor day weekend, according to Ocean City Spokesperson Jessica Waters.

Waters estimates roughly 250,000 visitors came to the beach town for the three-day holiday weekend. Generally, she says upwards of 300,000 visitors will come on a typical Labor Day weekend.

Poor weather and dangerous surf stemming from tropical storm Hermine were likely major factors in what kept numbers down.

Some businesses struggled because of Hermine.

Dennis Kalchthaler owns the Marina Deck Restaurant  and says he estimates losing more than 50% of his weekend business.

"I was the worst in my twenty five years in the business by far," Kalchthaler said.

Despite the weather, Dolle’s Candy Land said business on the boardwalk was not too bad.

"I'm certain we would have done more business,” said Andrew Dolle, “but we still had a great crowd that still came out and braved the weather to come down and check everything out here in Ocean City."

The rough waters are expected to subside starting Wednesday, and high temperatures are in store for the end of the work week.

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