Storm Costs Businesses Big Bucks

GREENSBORO, NC-- Downtown businesses were trying to make up for lost revenue after the storm forced them to close.

Businesses all across the Triad were forced to close their doors this week because of the winter storm.

Inside Table 16 Restaurant in downtown Greensboro, the Valentine's crowd started early Friday night. They were forced to close Thursday because of the storm so now they're open Sunday to make up for lost revenue.

"We lost about 120 diners so you know, we average around 65 dollars a head so you know do the math…tough. It was a tough hit," said Graham Heaton, Owner of Table 16 Restaurant.

Further up Elm Street at Cheesecakes By Alex, the owner said they lost thousands of dollars by closing early on Wednesday and not opening at all on Thursday.

Alex Amoroso said, "You cringe as a business owner. You know, you want to have everybody be safe and be at home but you also got a business to run."

Amoroso said he tried to get to work on Thursday but his car was stuck. The company even had to delay some deliveries until Monday because FedEx shut down some operations as well.

Fortunately both businesses were doing well on Valentine's Day so they hope to make up for the missed revenue through the holiday weekend.

The storm has weighed on the city of Greensboro. It's too early to put a final amount on the storm but they spent $200,000 on 2,000 tons of salt on this storm alone.


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