Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks with businesses from Saratoga and Lake George regions

WNYT Staff
Created: August 10, 2020 12:39 PM

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul heard from businesses in the Saratoga and Lake George regions Monday about how they are doing this summer during the pandemic. The results are mixed.

There was a round table discussion at the Auto Museum in the Saratoga Spa State Park.


NewsChannel 13 heard from Discover Saratoga that hotel occupancy is still down in the Saratoga area, but local road trips are making for solid weekends for other businesses.

They say business is getting better as the summer goes on.

Hochul said it is your duty to get out and spend.

“Each of us, I believe, have a responsibility now. If the numbers are safe, you go out, you're socially distanced, you wear your mask, that you should go out and support them,” Hochul said. “Open up your wallet, you're not going to take that trip to another state this year. You’re not going on a cruise. You’re staying.”

Lake George, as NewsChannel 13 has been reporting, appears to be doing well. At the round table, NewsChannel 13 learned in July, the Fort William Henry Hotel was at 93% of what they did last July.

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