Local fireworks stands anticipate last-minute shoppers for New Year’s evePublished 7:09pm Monday, December 30, 2013
With 2014 on the horizon, many residents will be set to ring in the New Year with a bang.
Andrew Young, manager of the TNT stand located in the Winn Dixie parking lot, said business has been picking up as New Year’s Day approaches.
“It’s been good. Sales definitely pick up the closer you get to New Year’s because a lot of people wait until the last minute,” Young said. “But things have gone very well. This stand, I think, does some of the most business in the whole area.”
Young added that the stand offers a wide variety of fireworks that people have come to expect for the entire family.
“We sell a lot of big fireworks, but we also sell a lot of little things like firecrackers and things for little kids like sparklers, roman candles and bottle rockets,” Young said. “Most customers that come in are usually shopping for families.”
Sales, Young said, are usually higher during the Fourth of July holiday.
“During the Fourth of July, we definitely sell more because I think fireworks are more associated with the Fourth of July holiday,” Young said. “A lot of people do like to do their own shows for New Year’s Day, but it’s just a lot more business around Fourth of July.”
Young said the stand will be open from 9 a.m. to midnight on New Year’s Eve, but may remain open after the holiday if supplies are still available.
“We mainly just sell up until midnight on New Year’s Eve, but sometimes on the first – depending on how much we have left because we might sellout – we open as we pack things up for anybody wants to get a few extra things after the holiday,” Young said.