In a recent report by John Mullen of Gulf Coast News Today, the word on Memorial Day Weekend business for companies in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan was a resounding success. In fact, Mullen’s article reported that some local favorites had multiple record-breaking days over the holiday weekend!
(I highly recommend reading the link, y’all!)
Interviews from familiar faces reveal managers and business owners glowing with praise from how busy Gulf Shores was between May 27-30. In the article, Mullen quotes employees from the Brick and Spoon, LuLu’s, The Hangout, Ribs & Red, and more.
From the sound of it, the crowds were top notch. And when you combine great crowds and outstanding dining and entertainment destinations like what Gulf Shores offers, it’s a beautiful thing. The news of people getting together and having fun on vacation was very refreshing to read this morning.
It also brings me incredible pride as a citizen of Gulf Shores. I love when tourists head to town, spend money and sample all things local. According to Mullen’s report, condos and rentals were also near capacities. Meyer Rentals were at 91% occupancy, which was up three percent from 2015. Luna Beach was at 99% capacity for the big weekend as well.
With a healthy economy and tourism trending upward in our beautiful slice of the country, it’s an excellent time to be in Gulf Shores.
If you’ve visited, are curious, or already live here and are looking to buy, sell or rent a place in town, please don’t hesitate to call us at Century 21 Meyer – Kris Powell.
Like other local businesses, media outlets and the fine residents of Gulf Shores, we’re stewards of this beautiful place. So if you ever have any questions about real estate in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach or Fort Morgan, don’t hesitate to call — we’re happy to help.
More so, we love where we live.