Snow freezes profits for some Greensboro restaurants

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Jessica Davis delivers a lunch order at Crafted: The Art of the Taco, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C. (JERRY WOLFORD/News & Record)

GREENSBORO, N.C. — John Drees did something this week that he didn’t want to do. He dipped into his reserves to make payroll at his restaurant, Southern Lights Bistro, according to the Greensboro News & Record.

“It’s for emergencies only,” Drees, a managing partner with Southern Lights on Lawndale Drive, said of how that account is normally used. But the past two weeks have presented an emergency for many independent businesses, especially the city’s restaurateurs, who say they’ve suffered financial losses.

“With food sales, if you miss them, then you don’t ever get them back,” Drees said. “You can’t recover the lost revenue.”

Let’s face it, the first place people turn when bad weather is predicted is the grocery stores. You’ve got to have that bread, milk, meat and cereal to survive the storm — no matter how insignificant it turns out to be.

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