Easter break for many families means a trip to an amusement park or simply just getting outside of the Imperial Valley.
For others it brings with the days off from school a special trip to local shopping centers, a pastime the current national economic climate seems to have had little effect on, judging by conversations with some local Imperial Valley Mall business managers on Monday.
On one hand, Francisco Ibarra, a manager for Anchor Blue — a clothes shop specializing on fads and fashions many teens enjoy — said the economy has definitely had a detrimental effect on the volume of shoppers over Easter break.
“It’s been busier since last week,” Ibarra said. “It was spring break for younger kids in Mexicali last week, and this week it is for high school kids.