DC Benefits From Recession-Proof Cherry Blossoms
Published at 8:30 PM EDT on May 4, 2009 | Updated at 8:45 PM EDT on May 4, 2009
WASHINGTON -- The National Cherry Blossom Festival reports that it did in fact prove recession-proof this year.
Guest Services Inc. reported retail sales were up 25 percent over 2008, and concessions also increased. April 4 saw record-breaking sales.
WMATA reported record Saturday and Sunday ridership on April 4 and April 5, respectively.
Area restaurants and hotels reported good business, as well.