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Cold and ice keeping people from local businesses
CINCINNATI (Paula Toti) -- In some parts of the tri-state parking isn't so much the problem as making it to your destination once you do park.
Mounds of snow and ice are, in some cases, standing between businesses and their customers. The bell has been ringing with customers entering The Cookie Jar Bakery, just not a lot.
Sue Hudson said, "Well, today I came in at ten and had about ten customers."
It takes more than that to clean out the shelves with a perishable product. This group of sisters thought the journey around ice mounds was worth it, but it's been an adventure.
Shopping in Bellview early Tuesday was even more challenging because of parking. Everything was icy. Ice was leading up to one coffee shop door down the street from The Cookie Jar Bakery so they tried to clear a path.
At Carabello Coffee they feel people are so sick of the weather they are starting to venture out again. But the first weeks in January were so miserable it changed the taste of coffee!
Over the river in Norwood at Rookwood Commons there are now huge piles of snow cause by trying to clear the parking spaces. But businesses say customers are coming back around because of the sunny days.
Shop owners in Newport tell us there is no rule in what they need to do with their sidewalks. So, it's up to each business to decide what they do to clear a path.