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Local Businesses Cashing In On Arctic Blast

Reported: Jan. 6, 2014 6:55 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 6, 2014 7:03 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Dave Benton) -- As the Arctic Blast blew across the River City, some people walking downtown found themselves ducking into local businesses for a warm up and that was good for merchants.

Baby Hutchison works at The Pottery Place in Pullman Square. "A lot of people walk in to get out of the cold then realize they want to hang out and don't want to go back out in the cold. It's not good for people who are walking outside but it's good for the business."

Down the street at Slyce Pizza, owner Tiffany Hatfield says as cold as it was Monday, she's surprised she had any customers. "More than what you'd think. Some people came in weren't that hungry, just wanted to get warm. Then, they smell how good it smells in here and they see the pizza in the warmer and they're ready to go. It truly helps."

Local businesses making a buck off these frigid temperatures hoping the trend continues as the winter continues.



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