Business owners counting on Labor Day weather to bring crowds

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Businesses in Coney Island say they are looking forward to large crowds through Monday despite the soggy weekend weather. 

Many say the unstable and unpredictable rain and chilly temperatures kept many residents away from the beach this summer compared to last year, but they're counting on Labor Day weekend to bring in some business.

"The good thing about Coney Island is that there is so much to do besides just going to the beach," says the owner of Lola Star, a gift shop along the boardwalk. "When the rainy days are here, business has been slow, but on the warmer days, everyone in the universe is in Coney Island."

The forecast for Monday calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s.

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