Business is hot thanks to high temperatures

Some Michiana businesses are seeing more customers walk through their doors due to record-high temperatures.

It is all about getting a scoop of relief for many at Kilwins.

“Some folks are heading straight the ice cream,” said Tricia Wainscott, from Kilwins. “It is definitely what people are choosing to cool off.”

People venture in for their ice-cream fix, and stay in for the air-conditioned break.

“A week or two ago, you would see our patio pretty full of people, lots of ice cream dripping,” Wainscott said. “But, people are opting to stay inside to eat their ice cream. It pretty much becomes liquid as soon as you walk out the door.”

Other patios along Eddy Street show a similar scene -- empty tables at lunchtime with patrons choosing to eat indoors.

At the Wonderland Theater, it is hard to find a parking spot. Numerous families chose to make it a movie day to avoid the blistering conditions. Each time one movie let out, another round of people made its way in.

“We anticipated that it was going to be fairly busy,” said Steve Sullivan, manager at Wonderland Theater. “Fairly was the understatement. It has been very busy.”

Some movie-goers opted for double-features to spend more time in the theater.

While this weather means business is hot, employees do what they can to stay cool.

“We have a dual popper, so when both of them are going, the heat kicks out of that thing,” Sullivan said. “We have to have multiple fans going.”


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