Report: August visitors saved Wildwood’s summer season

     Wildwood's iconic

    Wildwood's iconic "doo wop" motels. (Photo: Jim, the Photographer via Flickr)

    Brisk business during August saved the summer season in Wildwood, according to a Shore News Today report

    Patrick Rosenello, executive director of both the Boardwalk Special Improvement District and Business Improvement District, told the publication that a rainy June and a slow July scared business owners, leading them to fear the worst.

    But August delivered, according to Rosenello, who said that the month “saved a lot of businesses.” 

    While a county tourism official and Governor Christie both commented that tourism was down in the Wildwoods, Labor Day weekend was a hit, Tracey DeFault, executive director of the Greater Wildwoods Chamber of Commerce, told the publication. 

    “The boardwalk was crowded, the beaches were crowded, the parking lots were full,” she said.

    Still, Rosenello told the publication that despite a decent Labor Day weekend in Wildwood, the summer tourism season wasn’t perfect. 

    “We finished on a high note,” he said.

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