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Boston Businesses Brace For Third Straight Snowy Weekend

By Jim Armstrong, WBZ-TV
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BOSTON (CBS) – Snow-weary Boston businesses are bracing for a third consecutive weekend of losing money because of mother nature. Restaurants in the city are particularly hard hit. In the North End, the winter is typically slow to begin with, and when you factor in all the lost business from weekend after weekend of snow emergencies, it’s almost unbearable.

Rita Moran owns La Galleria 33 on Salem Street. They struggle to stay open during these storms.

“I really rely on the weekend business and the snow is really murdering it,” Moran explains. “It’s every weekend! Every weekend!” she continues. “It can’t snow on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday? It has to do it on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!”

There are similar concerns over at Ned Devine’s in Faneuil Hall.

They had to shut down last Friday night and most of Saturday because workers could not safely get to work. And this Sunday, they’ve got a big event planned for the Daytona 500. It’s supposed to start in the morning, right when the storm could be at its worst. Organizers say they will play the weekend by ear, hoping to avoid cancellation.

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