Holt businesses to stay open

HOLT, Fla., Sept. 9, 2017–It’s business as usual for Holt businesses as Hurricane Irma inches closer to making landfall in Florida.

Holt’s restaurants, Susan’s and Sherry’s, are not adjusting their operating hours.

Susan’s is open Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sunday.

Sherry’s is open Wednesday through Sunday and is closed Monday and Tuesday. If Holt loses power for an extended time, Sherry will set up shop from her mobile food truck along U.S. 90 rather than let her food spoil from lack of refrigeration.

Brown’s Grocery will continue regular business hours. The store has a generator that supports the entire building and is serviced and ready for any power outages that might occur.

Eagle’s Landing RV Park is offering limited dry camping spots on the grassy areas for traveling evacuees. Owner Sue Nickerson said she’s been fielding more than 200 calls a day as people fleeing Irma are looking for a place to land.

Dry campers will be allowed to use Eagle’s Landing’s facilities while staying there. If an evacuation order is given, all permanent residents and evacuees will have to leave.

Like Eagle’s Landing, River’s Edge RV Campground is also offering dry camping with access to facilities and will evacuate all campers if an evacuation order is given.

Holt’s Dollar General is operating on its regular schedule for now.

Rather than trying to outguess Hurricane Irma, Holt Academy made the decision to be closed Monday.

Finally, all U.S. Post Offices in the 325 zip code area will be closed Monday, including the Holt office.


Stephanie Holcombe




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