FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Since Allen County is just under a travel advisory not a watch or warning which are more severe, several businesses in the area stayed open regardless of the snow. The reason simple. They just wanted to be open for their customers.
Obviously if employees couldn’t make it in safely they were told to stay home. It was a slower day for some but surprisingly a very busy day for at least one business.
Wednesday morning was just like any other at Tom’s Donuts. Snow didn’t scare away their regulars.
“I thought I would be dead, no customers. I’m surprised to see a lot of people coming in,” Tom’s Donuts employee Ty Taing said.
That wasn’t the case everywhere though.
“A few customers but not very many,” Mocha Lounge manager Brian Till said.
Mocha Lounge manager Brian Till said they opened at regular time all thanks to some dedicated employees.
“They’re go-getters and hard workers so they came in early and opened the place. A lot of people still need their coffee we’re still having those die-hard coffee drinkers come in.”
For those who were not originally expecting to go into the office but later found out they had to, they were glad they could get their dry cleaning.
“Business is definitely a little slower today, but the stores that we have heard from have been positive that we have been open for the last minute customer trying to get their clothes,” General Manager of Peerless Cleaners Dave Sharp said.
Cali Spa at Dupont and Lima Road opened three hours later Wednesday because of the snow. Owner Kenny Nyugen said he’s glad they were able to open for the few who still wanted to stop in.
“I know we’re not going to get the normal business. We’re only at about 25 percent today, but at least we are providing service for the one who needed it today.”
Again, safety was really at the forefront of all of the business owners’ minds. For their employees and customers. Their sidewalks were shoveled and salted.