Lack of Snow Concerns Local Businesses
While many local residents are dreaming of a white Christmas area businesses that rely on snow to fuel their profits are becoming concerned. Last years mild winter put a strain of merchants who service the needs of winter sports enthusiasts as well those who supply basic snow removal essentials such as shovels, roof rakes and heating supplies like wood and pellet stoves. Some business owners are beginning to worry about a repeat.
A report by YNN detailed some of the concerns.
“We need snow, we need snow very bad and that’s the bottom line. Without the snow, we’re in trouble,” said John Sadallah, owner of Sun and Snow Recreation of New York Mills. “We sold a lot of sleds early (last year), but after that, no snow, so they didn’t ride them, didn’t use them, didn’t wear things out, so the bottom line is, we need snow,” said Sadallah.
The chances for significant snow soon in the Utica-Rome area are remote but if history has taught us anything it’s that “Mother Nature” sometimes will have a trick up her sleeve.