After Hurricane Harvey swept through Port Aransas, businesses have been struggling to get back on their feet. Especially, for their first Spring Break.
Although many of those businesses hoped for a busy spring break, their first weekend post-Harvey was quite successful.
Mark Winton, owner of Winton's Island Candy, says "We stocked good and we're ready and they're here! It's a, it's a good feeling after what all we've been through."
Winton's Candy store was packed all weekend with tourists hustling in and out, sampling homemade fudge and buying bags full of candy.
Another sight you can't miss is the usual tourist transportation in Port Aransas, the beach carts. Bron's Beach Carts were hit hard by Harvey, with many of their carts under three feet of water. Bron's quickly got to work to clear out and fix everything they had. Briley Lerch, manager at Bron's says "It feels normal again really, I think for everybody this is what we're used to the people being here."
Lerch stated that most of the carts at Bron's were rented out as of Sunday, making the first part of Spring Break a nice morale uplift after struggling the past few months. "I mean every customer I've seen, I've been just more, that much more excited for to see. Ya know, it's just nice, we're gonna get back, we're gonna be back," says a hopeful Lerch.
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