Rain this 4th of July hurt many businesses, especially the food vendors downtown Lexington.
“It has been pretty terrible,” Sid Dunn from Dunn’s BBQ said.
Dunn said they take the good with the bad in the food vendor business. He said they were able to hand out food samples and hopefully drum up interest for business down the road.
The Dunn Family has been in business for 32 years. He said this 4th of July is one of the worst they’ve seen in that period.
“We knew it was going to rain before we got here. The weatherman told us all this week. So we could have not showed up, but we just took the chance and took the risk to still be part of the event. And that’s what it’s all about. Still taking part in events,” Dunn said.
While Dunn’s BBQ called it quits early, a record number of people went to Gattitown, an indoor entertainment center, on Nicholasville Road in Lexington today.
“We’ve probably done four times the business this year that we’ve normally done on 4th of July,” said Keith Raines, Gattitown Store Manager.
Raines said they usually close early on this holiday because business is so slow. It’s not the case this year – they were going to stay open their full business hours because business was so good.
Fayette Mall Managers in Lexington also said the mall was packed today and far beyond what they normally see on Independence Day.