Video: Summer Slow Down
COLUMBUS,Miss. (WCBI)–Normally busy college town’s take on a whole new persona during the summer. In Starkville, highway 12 is less congested, weekends are quieter and businesses that cater to the college crowd slow down.
Biscuit Shop owner Michelle Teehan says, “Majority of our mid morning business is students. So i’m really excited to see how that is going to change our business. I’m not sure if we are going to need to change our hours, change out days that we are open.”
The Biscuit Shop owner understands her business may change over the next couple of months, but also sees this as a time for some major improvements.
Teehan goes on to say, “We did specifically rearrange our moving around the students because they are such a huge part of our business.”
Choosing to move locations the week after graduation allowed Teehan to not lose much profit. In fact, many businesses scale back hours and staff to accommodate the slower summer.
Although business is slow for most, consignment, resale, and thrift stores stock up on donations as students begin to move out.
“We expect this time of the year to be busy because we know they students are going to bring in lots and lots of goods,” explain Aushianna Hill, an employee of Palmer Thrift Store.
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