Well first off this has to rank pretty low on the list of Industries to Be Concerned About (yes, we’re compiling a list). The initial reaction is obviously the whole “bringing sand to the beach” thing.
The gist: the state’s tanning bed salons are not immune to the ravages of the recession, and in fact may be hit even harder due to the fact that, you know, you can get a tan for free by going outside.
But, as this Star-Bulletin report elucidates, there IS a niche demand. Interesting, though we’ll save our economic hardship tears for another day.