Southwest Florida retailers hope for big Memorial Day weekend
FOX 4 Staff
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NAPLES, Fla. - Southwest Florida retailers are looking for more proof of the economic rebound this Memorial Day weekend. Retailers are offering up big discounts and FOX 4 In Your Corner's Julian Glover looks at how vacationers are helping boost those sales.
One assistant store manager Katrina Sandoval said, "65, 70 percent discount, so great deals."
Take a quick stroll down 5th Avenue in Downtown Naples and you can instantly see the marked down prices, 50 percent or more office.
Carlos Alvarenga and his wife are vacationing from West Palm Beach and so far they like what they see. Carlos said, "Businesses are crowded, good prices and everything looks really good."
Retailers, especially small businesses are hoping that major discounts can help them cash-in on the wave of tourist.
Phillip Agresta said, It's been slow until yesterday, it got just busier, I think a lot of people are coming in for the weekend.
We ran into another family in town for a wedding. Mom's looking for a new pair of shoes and the daughters, sales.