: News

Resort Businesses Proclaim Successful Summer

Play associated audio

By Bryan Russo

Today is the last day of summer and in Ocean City officials are saying they had a successful summer season, even in the midst of an economic downturn.

Heading into the summer season, Ocean City officials were cautiously optimistic that they had a plan in place to ensure that the summer of 2010 was going to be a good one.

That plan was an aggressive advertising campaign that pushed the resort as a value destination for families in search of fun.

Now, as Sunfest weekend approaches, businesses and town officials are all saying that the summer was better than last year and better than they expected.

"I’ve heard so many people in all kinds of businesses tell me that they were up, and they were up like my buddy who has a water sports place, he was up in double digits. So I feel really good about this summer," city councilwoman Mary Knight says.

Tax revenue numbers for August are still pending, but they are projected to mirror July’s numbers, which were up almost 10 percent.

NPR

Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.
WAMU 88.5

Donald Trump Sues Chef José Andrés Over Hotel Pullout

Trump has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Chef José Andrés and his companies after Andrés announced that he's canceling plans to have a restaurant inside Trump's Old Post Office hotel in downtown D.C.
NPR

Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.
NPR

Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.