HOPEFUL FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Merchants already see increase in sales

Ryan Russo, left, 3, and his brother Evan, 5, play an electronic drum kit outside the Toys R Us temporary store at the Del Monte Shopping Center in Monterey on Thursday. Full Story

Since: Sep 10

Pacific Grove, CA

#1 Nov 20, 2010
"Optimistic" regarding Holiday sales doesn't necessarily mean cash in the till at the end of the day...Unfortunately, California's unemployment rate is still in double digits and the economy doesn't really show any major signs of improving in the near future.

I sincerely hope all the small merchants on the Peninsula have a "killer" Season, but none of them should be relying on their Holiday sales to keep them out of bankruptcy next year.

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