East End businesses hope for Memorial Day profits

The long Memorial Day weekend means the start of summer profits for many East End businesses.

Dockers Waterside Restaurant in East Quogue set a record for visitors on Memorial Day weekend.

Dockers Waterside Restaurant in East Quogue set a record for visitors on Memorial Day weekend. (5/25/15)

EAST QUOGUE - The long Memorial Day weekend means the start of summer profits for many East End businesses.

Dockers Waterside Restaurant in East Quogue set a record for visitors on Memorial Day weekend. There were also big crowds on the North Fork checking out the farm stands and the wineries.

The area got a lot of visitors from other countries, as well as out-of-state tourists and New York City residents. 

People in the tourism industry hope Memorial Day weekend is a good sign of what lies ahead this summer. 

It is estimated that Long Island's tourism industry employs more than 50,000 people.

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