Business Picks Up As Storm Moves Out

By: Erin Myers Email
By: Erin Myers Email

HyVee Store Director, Dave Blum, says business is starting to pick back up a day after 10 inches of snow was dumped on Grand Island.

"It is a slower starting Friday than normal, but people are getting dug out, much busier than yesterday. So we think that business should be back to normal by mid-afternoon," said Blum.

Domino's had to close their doors Thursday when the storm hit its peak.

"Yesterday was just a day off for us. We couldn't deliver and didn't want to risk people coming in for carryout so we just closed the store," said Kyle Schroeder, a Domino's employee.

But as the snow melts, Schroeder says the challenges remain. Friday, they were short-staffed and had more orders than the rest of the week.

"It was nice to have the day off, but it made it so that today nothing is done. So coming in on top of being busy, there's everything else to do," said Schroeder.

While many businesses and delivery services closed down, Jimmy John's continued to deliver through Thursday evening.

"The first question on pretty much every phone call yesterday was 'Are you guys delivering?" It wasn't even 'Hey, can I get a delivery?' It was a question if we are or not. Customers are really understanding, you know, and they make it worth our while," said Makayla Bennett, driver for Jimmy John's.

Blum says although this storm has moved out, they are already anticipating the next one.

"We've got another storm moving in on Sunday or Monday, they're saying. So we expect tonight and Saturday to be another big day and then probably dying off when the snow starts to fly again," said Blum.

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