GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Tourism is taking another hit on Alabama's coast following the postponement of a free Jimmy Buffett concert that was scheduled this week.
Business on the coast was already off by about half from the oil spill. Promoters hoped the Thursday show on the beach at Gulf Shores would boost visitors for the Fourth of July weekend.
But organizers had to postpone the show until July 11 because of the threat of high surf from Tropical Storm Alex. The storm is approaching the coast of Texas and Mexico.
Phones at hotel front desks and condominium reservation offices began ringing almost immediately after organizers announced the delay. Many people are putting off their trips until later, but some are canceling altogether.
Online: Jimmy Buffett: http://www.margaritaville.com/
Gulf Shores: http://www.gulfshores.com/
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