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Summer Weather Bringing Big Boost in Sales to Local Businesses

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It looks like we're in for a great summer this year not just because of the nice warm weather, but also the profits headed to local businesses.

There's no doubt the Truckee River will likely be packed this weekend and if that doesn't cool you down enough, there's always ice cream. Cold Stone Creamery Manager Tristyn Chohany says she loves the summertime. "The sun is awesome and we get a lot of business," said Chohany.

From Cold Stone to Wienerschnitzel, some of the favorites are... "The Founder's Favorite, the birthday cake remix with the brownies in it and the fudge and caramel," said Chohany. Wienerschnitzel Manager Tony Coltrin says the toppings on the ice cream he sells is always a big favorite. "The cotton candy dipped ice cream cone and that's actually really good and also the hot fudge sundae," said Coltrin.

Store managers we spoke with say summertime temperatures bring them big boosts for business. Some see up to 50% more sales during peak days in the summer.   

Business is also buzzing for local car washes, for some customers it's been a while since they've had their car washed. Alina Johnson says it’s been about six months since she washed her car - and now that it's clean, she has big summer plans. "Many trips to Tahoe, many trips to Tahoe and now I will have a clean car to do it in," said Johnson. Sierra Car Wash General Manager, Nicholas Farnham says business always picks up more in the summer. "We should have a good solid weekend. We still got a lot of dirty cars in town and we'd love to see you come over here," said Farnham.

 If you really want to beat the heat,  another great place to go to is Wild Island. They're opening for summer this weekend and expecting around 250,000 visitors this year. Director of Admissions and Sales, Kelley Smiley told us the company has been working year-round to get the park ready for visitors. "We're just here this week doing the finishing touches -- cleaning the pool, our furniture, making sure that all the signs are out and preparing all the food," said Smiley.

Around 300 employees are on hand to help get everything done for the season. If you plan to hit the water park this weekend... Wild Island opens on Saturday, May 17th and 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wild Island will also be open on Memorial Day weekend and every weekend going forward until school is out. The water park will be open seven days a week starting on June 14th.

Written By Chloe Beardsley
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