Rain Dampens Holiday Outings, Visits to Mall
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The dreary weather forced many Washingtonians to cancel their plans for a Memorial Day barbecue or beach visit, but they didn't necessarily hit the malls to lift their spirits.
Traffic was light at local shopping centers yesterday. Several retailers had advertised sales on big-ticket items, such as furniture and mattresses, but the busiest merchants seemed to be salons, restaurants and souvenir shops.
"If the weather was better, we would be by the pool right now," Lori Ettinger said as she, her husband, their 8-month-old daughter and a friend snacked on ice cream at Pentagon Row, a town square-style shopping center …
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Publication information: Article title: Rain Dampens Holiday Outings, Visits to Mall. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 27, 2003. Page number: C08. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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