Sodus Point business owners plan to ride out rising waters

Holiday weekends typically bring a lot of customers to the establishments in Sodus Point.

The scenic village in Wayne County is bordered by both Lake Ontario and Sodus Bay.

Business owners have been watching the water levels closely because they can impact the flow of money that comes in.

That affects more than just a business’s bottom line. Employees are at risk of being laid off, too.

Tom Frank, owner of Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern, said the water along his property – near some of the outdoor seating – usually measures about a foot lower.

“Summertime is when you make your money,” he said.

However, the water levels can have a direct impact on sales – especially on holiday weekends like Memorial Day.

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