Local businesses without power losing money by the minute

5:36 PM, Nov 1, 2012   |    comments
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BAY VILLAGE -- For local business owners, every minute without power means money lost. Even days after the storm first hit, some stores are still dark.

"It was so frustrating because you have no idea when power is going to come back on," says BonBon owner Courtney Bonning.

After three days of being shut down, she is finally back up and baking. Unfortunately, the damage has been done.

"I probably threw away over $1,000 to $1,500 worth of food...I'm going to end up claiming about $7,000 for my insurance, just for being down for two days."

But she's one of the lucky ones. Power is back on at her place.

"It's awful. We're just throwing so much food away, and giving it away and it's terrible," says David Hanzel, owner of the Subway in Bay Village.

He's had to turn customers away since Monday. He can't even estimate the thousands of dollars he lost already.

"Cold. It's been really cold the past couple days," Pat Hayessaid as he describes his week stocking shelves at Minotti's Liquor Store.

They've stayed open, stocking shelves in the dark.

"People surprisingly still have been coming and buying a few things here and there, but not as much as normal."

WKYC-TV

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