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February 2, 2014

Biting cold puts a freeze on restaurant business


Tonawanda News — Viven McKinney, a retired postal worker, stopped in for eggs and coffee only because he had just dropped his wife off at work.

“Otherwise, I’d still be in bed,” he said. “I don’t like to be cold.”

Back in North Tonawanda, Cara Digulio, manager of Romeo’s on Webster Street, said the weather has taken its toll.

“Yes. It has cut it more than half. Right now, we only have [one] table, and I know it’s 6 p.m. and people eat later, but if it was nice out, we would be busy already,” she said.

Down the street, Bobel of Webster Bistro said she, like her customers, is just waiting for a thaw. The weekend warm-up was a good time to start, she said.

“As soon as the weather started to turn Thursday, we were full, and we are looking at having a good weekend.” 

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