Belmar businesses, restaurants report slower summer season

Some Jersey Shore businesses say this summer is not stacking up to last summer. After two holiday weekends, restaurants and shops in Belmar say they've

After two holiday weekends, restaurants and shops in

After two holiday weekends, restaurants and shops in Belmar say they've seen about a 20 percent drop from last summer. (Credit: News 12 New New Jersey)

BELMAR - Some Jersey Shore businesses say this summer is not stacking up to last summer.

After two holiday weekends, restaurants and shops in Belmar say they've seen about a 20 percent drop from last summer.

Last year, Belmar was among only a handful of boardwalks and beaches that were ready following Superstorm Sandy.

"I think last summer it was a big thing, a lot of people wanted to be at the beach, wanted to support the beaches and towns that lost so much," says Darby Tarrant, of Eastern Line Surf Shop. "Now we're getting back to more, it's just the vacationers, people that come around for the weekend, and things like that."

Hurricane Arthur also made for a soggy start of the 4th of July weekend, slowing down sales even more.

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