South Padre Island businesses picking up over Labor Day weekend – KGBT-TV

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (KVEO) County beaches are set to remain closed until Tuesday, however, business at South Padre Island picked up this Labor Day weekend.

Saturdaywe were definitely booked, it was over 100 percent, said Jaime Guadalupe Molina, a receptionist at Suites at Sunchase. Fridaywe were about 90 percent.Today,were about 91 percent. Thatsbeen the weekend that we had.

He adds about this time last year, rooms would be completelyreserved.At 90 percent76 of the 84 rooms are occupied,with visitors coming from theRGV,Austin andSanAntonio.

We were at probably 20 percentat the beginning of the week,and then everybody booked aroundWednesday,Thursday,he said.

The holiday weekend also attractedRobertLermaand his family tothe islandfor the first time in over a year.

As long as we follow regulations, weve got germ-x everywhere, a box of masks, take precautions,he said, addingthey havent had any issuesand are doing their best to avoid the crowds.

We were at the island, he said. As soon as we started seeing people gather around and bunchup,we just packed up and left, over here.

EdwinAlvarado withOne-StopRentals saidthese visitorsare welcome since businessfor themhasalsobeen a bit slow all summer.

Ibelieve tomorrowitsgoing to stay about the same,and as soon asTuesdayhits,itsjust going to die completely,he said.

One major business at the islandwithzeroguests?Bars.

Though theybriefly reopenedinMay, theyhave since been declared leading transmission zonesand are not to reopen until cases across the state drop below 10percentperGovernor Greg Abbottsorder.

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