Published: Jul 05, 2011 7:50 AM EDT
Updated: Jul 05, 2011 6:50 AM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. -- Several businesses stayed open late in Naples on the Fourth of July, taking advantage of the crowds.

Along 5th Avenue in downtown Naples, business owners said they were booming compared to last Fourth of July.

At McCables Irish Pub in Naples, business was booming for the Fourth of July, and they planned to keep it going late into the night.

"When everyone leaves they'll stop here and have a drink and maybe a little something to eat before they go home," said Woody Voelker, chef, McCabe's Irish Pub.

McCabes was just one of several shops open for business Monday. Tourists in town said, getting some shopping in is an added bonus to the holiday.

"To me, shopping in Florida is great. There are a lot of bargins and I like to shop. But Florida is a good place to shop," said Connie Whiddom, visiting from Clearwater.

At Ron's Italian Bistro, they served up to the crowds long after the fireworks ended. All to keep cash coming in, a trend they've seen for months.

"We compare all of our sales from this year to last year and we've been doing a lot better this year every single day." said Rachel Moreira, server, Ron's Italian Bistro.

Despite the holiday crowds, businesses were open and owners said it's a sign of things to come.

"I think people are just a little more comfortable. Last year everybody was really scared, they didn't want to spend the money.

This year I think everybody's got a little bit more comfortable zone," said Voelker.