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Effect of the Cold on Local Businesses

CINCINNATI (Angenette Levy) -- If this cold weather makes you want to hunker down and stay at home, you're not alone.

A lot of people are doing just that and business owners are noticing. 

"Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do."

Not even near zero temperature stop Liberty Tax Service's dancers.  On of the coldest days of the year was Thomas Bey's first day dancing for the company.

"Right now, I'm actually almost hot so that's when I start to chillax a little bit."

While the tax business might be good in this frigid weather, business is slow at the Spice and Tea Exchange in Rookwood Commons.

"But when you've got temperatures that are below freezing and now they're even below zero.  Just to start the car is a little difficult and us being in an outdoor mall, that makes it a little tough too."

This winter blast seems to be taking a bit out of a lot of business's bottom lines.  The Alabama Fish Bar in Over-The-Rhine closed early because business was slow.  And it's doubtful any cars will get a bath any time soon at the Milford car wash because the weather there is frozen.

While Mother Nature's wrath has a chilling effect on some, she's helped out others.  Between the snow and bitter cold, Meinking's towing has almost too much business.

"We can't get to the people fast enough.  We have turned down more calls then we have done and we only can go as fast as you can go."

Whether it's broken cars or busted water mains, the weather is wreaking havoc.  But that won't stop Thomas Bey from dancing.

"I'm going to keep dancing and dancing until the sun goes down.  And I'm going to go home and dance some more!"

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