Just a few days from reopening the ports of entry, businesses in downtown Laredo say they are not reporting a high volume of shoppers.
CBP officers previously reported a slow spike in vehicle traffic and a high volume of pedestrians, however, not enough to spike sales.
“Well there were some increases in sales but not a big deal. Hopefully this weekend the sales will increase as you know it is a Mexican holiday,” said Hugo Mendiola, Manager of Zorba.
“We have not seen a lot of clients, not how we anticipated,” said Marle Flores of Laredo Sportswear.
But store owners say they are happy to report a different outlook on the environment.