Preparing Stores for Memorial Day Weekend
DULUTH, Minn. – The Memorial Day holiday weekend is almost here. As the Northlanders gear up for what is considered the unofficial kickoff of summer, stores selling certain items are definitely busy.
Ace Hardware from Burggraf in Duluth is stocking up on popular items for the holiday weekend. Supplies like grills, charcoal and propane are expected to be big sellers the rest of this week. Inventory is already fast on these things as customers gear up for the holidays. Memorial Day is always a busy time for the store.
And the employees are prepared to handle the heavy traffic.
“We stay incredibly busy and we could have 20-30 customers here at a time. But, we always try to help each of them the best we can. We’re always helping out as much as we can, so the friendly neighborhood is always looking down,” said Ace Hardware assistant manager Zachary Peterson.
With many people planning to grill over the holidays, places like the Mount Royal Market in Duluth are busy with customers buying meat and other things to eat. Mount Royal brings several types of hot dogs, steaks and burgers to be ready for the crowds.
“It’s usually a very busy weekend, everyone goes to the cabins and everything. We go through a lot of burgers, we have a lot of different selections of burger patties. I hope everyone can get out there and have fun,” says Jason Achman, Seafood Manager at Mount Royal.
Mount Royal plans to try to stay well stocked with items like these throughout the weekend. Making sure everyone can get the supplies they need for the upcoming holiday long weekend.