Business heats up for some Tucson companies when mercury rises - Tucson News Now

Business heats up for some Tucson companies when mercury rises

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Some Tucson business owners are very happy about the historic heat wave this month.

Places like movie theaters, bowling allies and ice cream shops are reporting increases of customers since temperatures reached more than 105 degrees earlier this week.

American Ice Company makes and delivers ice to construction crews and convenience stories across southern Arizona. Owner Eric Jackson said business since Monday, June 19, has been 50 percent higher than weeks before.

Meanwhile, Hub Ice Cream Factory on East Congress Street is extending its hours on the weekends, and calling in more employees just to keep up with the demand.

Workers at Lucky Strike bowling alley say this week has been the busiest so far this year. Jill Theis owns four bowling allies in Tucson. She says business has increased 30 percent thanks to the heat.

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