Some merchants in Bar Harbor say they’re counting on Canadians and other international tourists to make this summer a successful one.
Several downtown business owners say they’re worried that the rough economy and high gas prices may keep folks from driving to Bar Harbor this spring and summer.
But they’re hoping that the strength of the Canadian dollar and the Euro will bring in more tourists from out of the country.
Adrienne Buckley is the manager of Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium…she says she’s also hoping that the increased number of cruise ships coming to town will help boost sales as well.
Buckley says the unseasonably warm weather these past two weeks has helped bring more business to town.
She’s hoping it continues right through the summer.