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Beach businesses have a big Christmas Day thanks to gorgeous weather

Pass-a-Grille packed with tourists, locals
Posted: 1:19 AM, Dec 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-26 06:19:08Z
people on Pass-A-Grille Beach Christmas Day

PASS-A-GRILLE, Fla. — Gorgeous weather on Christmas Day in the Tampa Bay area brought big crowds to beaches.

“We do more (business) on Christmas Day, when we get this kind of weather, than any other day of the year,” says Paradise Grille’s Fritz Kloepfel of the beachfront Pass-a-Grille restaurant. “Who doesn’t love this?”

With temps in the mid-70s and the water free of red tide, the idea conditions brought tourists and locals alike.

Businesses hope the crowds stay big all week with the promise of nice weather.