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Businesses in Port Aransas gear up for a busy spring break

Posted at 8:31 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 21:32:10-05

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Spring Break is right around the corner, and Port Aransas business owners are getting ready for the influx of visitors.

The tourist-friendly city is a hotspot for spring breakers.

Businesses that our Action 10 News team spoke to said when the storm hit, rebuilding was a stressful time for them.

However, many of these businesses are ready to serve their guests.

“I think we're going to have a great couple of weeks of Spring Break, and a lot of people here,” Winton’s Island Candy Company store owner Kimberly Winton said.

Winton says her store sustained major flooding when the storm hit.

Winton says her family-owned business had to work very hard to open their doors back up for their customers.

“And we dropped doing that and came down here and did that with the help of our employees, family, friends that have gone to school here with us, they came and a lot of volunteers we were very blessed with the volunteers,” says Winton.

Workers with the popular sweet tooth spot are making sure their candy, fudge, and other treats are ready for visitors to grab.

Yet, down the street Jade Wofford with BorardHouse Surf and Skate says, staying prepared before spring breakers come into town is crucial.

“We're always doing pre-books you prepare for this time of year we're always getting our new inventory for Spring and Summer, this time having all the new products on the floor and just gearing up for the season sometime spring break can be slow but it's the beginning of what we expect the year to be like,” says Wofford.

The surf and skate shop has been a staple in Port Aransas for 14 years.

For the 2020 spring break, workers believe the store will perform well in sales.

The back of the building and inventory inside took a major hit from Harvey.

But for spring break both businesses say they appreciate everyone who stops by.

“They're everything, I mean you create a loyal customer base and they come back to us over and over again,” says Wofford.

“Very blessed we look forward to seeing our exciting customers we look forward meeting new customers, and just seeing everyone's smiling faces when they come in and get candy,” says Winton.