OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (KMIZ)
Regardless of the continued COVID-19 pandemic, enterprise house owners on the Lake of the Ozarks mentioned this yr is one for the books.
Greg Surdyke, Proprietor of Surdyke YAHAMA mentioned on Saturday that this summer season and even this labor day weekend has been the busiest they’ve ever had.
“What a summer season it has been 2020,” Surdyke mentioned. “We’ll keep in mind ceaselessly.”
Surdyke mentioned he and others have been scared and paranoid about what was going to occur as everybody shut down because of the pandemic, however as soon as they have been allowed to reopen enterprise picked up.
Surdyke mentioned since reopening, he has had a tough time maintaining his stock of boats and wave runners.
He mentioned they’ve reduce down on their hours and elevated cleansing, however that hasn’t stopped the flood of shoppers eager to get out on the lake.
“It simply bought busy,” Surdyke mentioned. “And it has not let off. We had our greatest summer season ever. We’re actually blessed.”
Surdyke mentioned enterprise hasn’t let up this vacation weekend.
“It is a busier than regular Labor Day,” Surdyke mentioned. “There’s extra folks on the town proper now. Our leases are booked, we’re operating out of product. It is phenomenal.”
Surdyke mentioned they’ve reduce down on their enterprise hours and elevated cleansing however that hasn’t stopped the flood of shoppers eager to get out on the lake.
Michael’s Steak Chalet additionally needed to shut as a result of COVID-19, however since reopening in Might, the proprietor mentioned enterprise has been booming.
“We took a success for 2 months however since we reopened,” Boyles mentioned. “We’re up most likely 25 to 30%. So it has been a superb yr I am unable to complain about about that.”
Boyles mentioned his restaurant has adjusted to reservations solely. He mentioned enterprise has been so good, he has needed to flip down 100 prospects every weekend.
Boyles mentioned his restaurant is already booked for all the vacation weekend and thinks enterprise might proceed like this for some time.
“We’re utterly booked tomorrow,” Boyles mentioned. “So if anyone requires reservations we’re telling them, ‘Hey, you bought to come back subsequent Thursday.’ So it is a good downside to have.”
Boyles believes this summer season has been busier as a result of folks simply wish to get out and as soon as they see what the lake has to supply, they find yourself loving it.
“It is sort of like our little secret is out,” Boyles mentioned.
Each enterprise house owners say having enterprise again up and operating has helped tremendously in making up for the revenue they misplaced because of the pandemic shutting them down earlier this yr.
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