Local business sees more customers thanks to warm weather

8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago Sunday, February 19 2017 Feb 19, 2017 Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:53:00 PM CST February 19, 2017 in News
By: Emily McCarter, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Columbia saw one of its warmest weekends of the year so far with temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s this past weekend. Midway Golf Complex, an outdoor entertainment facility, had a boost in business thanks to the warming temperatures.

Kory Neisen, general manager of Midway Golf Complex, said more people visited the facility over the weekend due to nice weather.

"The driving range and the golf course had a lot of people out using it and practicing and playing," Neisen said. "In addition to that, a lot of the baseball players and Little League kids were coming out and using the batting cages. Our miniature golf course had a nice steady stream of business on Friday and Saturday as well."

Midway Golf Complex features an 18 hole 3-par golf course, driving range, go-karts, mini golf and batting cages. It is family friendly and also offers an event space for large groups to use.

Neisen said he thinks the complex had at least 200 customers on Friday and a few hundred on Saturday.

"It's great for us to have days like this so we can see everybody," he said.

Neisen said since Midway is a seasonal kind of business, it has to adapt to the changing weather.

"The big thing is having enough staff on hand," Neisen said. "Really, it's just making sure we've got food and drinks stocked up and that we've got the quantity of range balls to satisfy the demand that we're gonna have."

Midway Golf Complex's hours are subject to change as well.

"When it's cold this time of year, we're just open from 10 to 6, so we extended that until 7:00 on Friday and Saturday," Neisen said. "If the weather continues to stay warm this year, we'll go ahead and stay open a little bit later. It's really just kind of driven on how nice it is outside."

Neisen said Midway will have some nice surprises in store for the spring and summer, so he encouraged people to continue to visit the entertainment facility.

"It's so beautiful outside," he said. "So if you just wanna get outside and enjoy the nice weather, come out and see us."

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