Most businesses closed for Labor Day on Monday. But some decided to stay open and saw the benefits.
One of those businesses that opened was JJ’s, a local bar and restaurant that opened it’s doors for the first time in Fayetteville just last week.
Jody Thornton, owner of JJ’s on Dickson Street, said, “A lot of people just want to hang out and have a beer and a burger and they don’t want to do it themselves and we feel like we’re a great spot to do that so as you see today we’re packed and people are loving it.”
Just down the road from JJ’s, local coffee shop Arsaga’s, opened on Monday. The shop was packed with customers.
One waitress at the shop said the booming business is great for her and worth working the holiday.
Penelope Starroberski has been a waitress at Arsaga’s for the last year, she said, “Everybody wanted to work and especially for me, I’m in high school,so since I’ve had the day off it’s been convenient for me to be able to come in and work.”
Starroberski added, “It’s been quite a busy day. It’s closer to like how we are on the weekends during our brunch.”