Wet Stretch of Weather Leaves Its Mark on Massachusetts Businesses – NBC Boston

Massachusetts businesses that rely on summer weather are feeling the impact of a particularly wet July.

Jimmy Costin, owner of the popular Belle Isle Seafood in Winthrop, says record crowds in June have turned into a slower July due to the nonstop rain and torrential downpours.

“The whole entire business is predicated on good weather, obviously. For whatever reason, people, they correlate clams and lobster meat with sunshine,” Costin said about his customers. “With the outdoor seating, obviously, that’s probably half the seating, so if you’re not sitting outside, you’re not turning over those tables.”

This is the third wettest July recorded. Beach vacations have been busts, holidays have been rained out and fewer people are dining outside.

Mark Daley runs Golf on the Village Green, a seasonal business in Natick.

“It’s an old course built in 1964,” Daley said. “The drainage is not great.”

He says the recent downpours means more…

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