Long Beach welcomes Memorial Day business as repairs continue

Long Beach businesses welcomed Memorial Day revelers as the city continued to repair damage done by Superstorm Sandy.

Long Beach businesses welcomed Memorial Day revelers as the city continued to repair damage done by Superstorm Sandy. (5/27/13)

LONG BEACH - Long Beach businesses welcomed Memorial Day revelers today as the city continued to repair damage done by Superstorm Sandy.

Many store owners reported a spike in customers today. Guilleimo Arias, of Joe's Pizza, says business is up 40 percent in the last few days, and he expects the summer to be a profitable one.

Still, roughly 30 percent of Long Beach businesses remain closed following the storm, including popular locale Paninis and Bikinis. Its owners say they hope to reopen in a few weeks.
 

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