Rainy Holiday Weekend Impacting Small Businesses – NBC Connecticut

From heat and humidity to rainy and dreary, people aren’t letting the weather dampen their day or holiday weekend. Instead, they are going to grab a drink and support their local businesses at.the same time.

“It’s a huge weekend business wise for us,” said Tom Mulqueen, the owner of Hammonasset Package Store.

With the holiday here and the weather throwing some for a loop, businesses say the rain isn’t helping them.

“Basically we need lots of sunshine, not rain and cold,” Mulqueen added.

For nearly four decades, the Hammonasset Package Store has been a liquor store staple in the community.

Mulqueen emphasizes that although people love to drink rain or shine, weather makes a difference.

“Will still get our regulars. well I have our campers from Hammonassett but then we lose out on the beach crowd,” Mulqueen said.

“The whole year we have really three to four big weekends,” Shiah Pattel, the owner of East Main Wine and Liquor…

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