WINK News: Written by Kelsey Kushner. August 17, 2018.
From red tide to blue-green algae, the water crisis is hitting small businesses hard.
For some, customers are few and far between, but an event Friday night aimed to lend a helping hand.
Millennial Brewing Company held a fundraiser, and local restaurants that are in need of customers set up shop right on the street.
We saw hundreds of people out supporting the local businesses who say they are taking a devastating hit from both the red tide and the green algae.
Christine Miller, Owner of Snook Hut Bait & Tackle says customers at the Hut are few and far between, “We have compared numbers we went back from last year and up to August sales were down about $30,000.”