Drunk loyalists and parade tensions mean Belfast retailers may not open on the Twelfth again, according to a report.
Shops in the city have started opening on July 12 since 2009, but trade this year was disastrous for many.
The report said one "well-known high street brand" only had seven customers, while trade at more than 80% of shops surveyed was below expectations.
It also revealed that 65% of shops are considering not opening for next year's Twelfth.
Tourists also complained to Visit Belfast about "an intimidatory atmosphere" and "louts roaming around drunk".