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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - The YMCA Triathlon took place at Wrightsville Beach on Saturday morning, and while some businesses welcomed the hundreds of athletes, others said the road closures hurt their sales.
"It has a really negative impact," said David Monaghan, the owner of the Causeway Café. Normally on Saturday mornings there is a line out the door, but with the road closed off for the race, there were a lot of empty chairs.
"Everything is blocked off, my employees can barely get in, let alone the customers," said Monaghan. He says during the off season, he relies on weekend sales to carry him through the week.
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