Business feeling the rainy day blues this summer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The rain keeps on coming and businesses like Fairway to Heaven miniature golf course are feeling the effect.

Jeremy Grubes says when there’s bad weather, the course shuts down.

“It’s not something you want to do in the rain,” he said.

With students out of school, the summer is Fairway to Heaven’s busy time. It opens five hours earlier than its off season at 11 a.m. and stays open an hour later at 11 p.m.

Grubes said this year’s rain is not helping make the extra hours worth while, but the company has a saving grace.

“Our revenue is down right now, but we opened up early this year, so it’s helping it balance out,” he said.

Sunday was the anomaly: sunshine for most of the afternoon.

Kevin Kerwin and his family took advantage of the mostly clear sky.

“It’s been no fun at all. It seems like it’s rained everyday this year, so it’s nice to have a break in it,” he said.

Kerwin said his two sons have spent a lot of their summer inside playing video games. As a parent, he was glad for the chance to get out of the house.

“That’s why we’re hurrying up, trying to get in as much as we can,” Kerwin said.

Lots of other people had the same idea, filling up the parking lot.

Grubes said it’s days like Sunday that provide a bit of break in the streak of slow days. He’s ready to get back to the normal summer customer flow.



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