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Some Businesses Remain Open During Nor’easter


CHICOPEE, Mass. (WGGB) — Believe it or not, some businesses are open and even delivering.

Shopping plazas that would be busy on a Friday night sit empty, and it’s lights out at fast food restaurants that usually stay open 24 hours a day.

Gas stations and all night diners among the few are still open.

Drivers here at Falls Pizza are still loading up into the night because people can’t go out so they have to call in their orders if they want something to eat.

“Everyone wants food and you know everyone is trying to call there favorite pizza place and we are just trying to be open for them,” says Jennifer Hebert of Falls Pizza.

The ovens will keep going and the drivers will stay out until they say it’s no longer safe.

Those brave enough to leave the house walked to the Rumbleseat Bar in Chicopee. Their taps will keeping pouring until 2 a.m., no matter how much the snow comes barreling down.

“Rumbleseat never closes our kitchen is always open.”

It’s anything but sunny at the Days Inn on Memorial Drive. The hotel doesn’t close for anything. Their staff is prepared to work extra shifts to cater to guest stranded by the storm.

Dale Altman and his family from Utah won’t be catching their flights this weekend.

“Sitting around with the family playing some cards you know just having a good time,” says Altman.

Waiting out, with the help of those staying open as long as they can.

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