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Beach vendors see green from Black Spring Break


By Doug Walker – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Cachet Davis and her friends are visiting the coast from Mobile.  Before hitting the beach, she said she hit the mall.  

"We went in Westfield. I think there's a Journey's over there, so yeah, we spent a lot of money over here," Davis said. 

Dennis Carter is here to have a good time, and said he dreams of catching a wave before the weekend is over. 

"I just made it last night, but since I got here it's been pretty good, having pretty good fun out here," Carter said. "Trying to get on one of these Seadoos, express myself a little bit."

Neal Brewton likes to express himself over a charcoal grill.  He's no stranger to the fun the coast has to offer.

"It's nice, it's nice." Brewton said.  "I come down here all the time and have fun." 

While the 40,000 black spring breakers predicted to be here this weekend never materialized, hundreds did show up and it was good for beach vendor business.  Melvin Corban owns Get Wet on the Biloxi beach.  He said those looking to rent a chair and umbrella, or some paddle boats are keeping busy.  

"Today's been a real big increase, yesterday wasn't too busy but today's been better." 

On the north side of a busy Highway 90, other vendors are set up selling food, and hungry appetites need to be satisfied.  James Nelson saw an opportunity with Black Spring Break, and got busy doing what he does best, cooking.  

"Probably about five or six o'clock it should be packed out here." Nelson said.  "Last night it was crowded, but we weren't out here. But we hear good things, so my business partner and I decided to come here and try our luck today." 

Now most of the vendors we talked with plan on trying their luck on Sunday as well, hoping to haul in some green from Black Spring Break.

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