ST AUGUSTINE, Fla.-- Fudge Buckets and Sandcastle Cafe has only been open a week. Some call the Mumford and Sons concert lucky timing. The owners call it divine appointment.
"We were in the middle of it all. When it let out, a trickle started and it became a tidal wave of people," Gary Easton said.
More than 30,000 people packed Francis Field. It's an undertaking that's been months in the making and for businesses like Sandcastle, a huge boost.
"A lot of burgers, dogs and pulled pork. Over 500 pounds," Michelle Easton said.
On the other hand, some businesses didn't prosper this weekend. Those located out of the concert radius barely saw any extra customers. That's something the city would like to change going forward.
"What we need to do is, we have to spend some time working on how to bring everybody along," City Manager John Regan said.
As St. Augustine prepares for the rest of its 450th Commemoration events, Easton says it will take them awhile to recover from the recent one. In a good way.
"There will be no one who forgets the 13th and 14th of September."