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Ocean City Has a Strong Weekend Despite Earl

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By Bryan Russo

Labor Day weekend was one to remember in Ocean City as hundreds of thousands of tourists enjoyed the final weekend of summer with close to perfect weather and little to no mention of Hurricane Earl.

Just a week ago, business owners throughout Ocean City were worried that Hurricane Earl was going to scare all the tourists away from the resort’s final summer party.

Yet, that anxiety was all but forgotten by Friday afternoon as Earl merely brushed past the resort, leaving nothing but a blustery day for those who braced for the worst.

Jeff Edwards, owner of J.C.'s Northside Pub said that Earl was a non factor on his labor day business.

"The weekend was fine and we did well. We are a small locals pub in Ocean City and we are favorable to those who come down regardless of the weather," says Edwards.

When the sun peeked out on Saturday, the crowds that Ocean City feared wouldn’t come, came by the thousands and gave businesses the big weekend they had been hoping for.

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