Westport retailers hope snow doesn’t stop shoppers

<p>Retailers on Main Street in Westport, usually packed with holiday shoppers this time of year, are questioning whether Saturday's snow will keep customers home.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Dec 8, 2017, 7:43 PM

Updated 2,361 days ago

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Retailers on Main Street in Westport, usually packed with holiday shoppers this time of year, are questioning whether Saturday's snow will keep customers home.
The holidays mark the busiest season in the retail business.
At the women's boutique She La La off Post Road, the store's assistant manager says she hopes the snow will put people in a festive mood and make them want to shop.
Down the road at Age of Reason, staff members there say snow affects their business. There's not a lot of parking in that area, and the store says a lot of customers walk. So snow could be a challenge during a critical time in the retail business.
"If it's the first snow day of the year, people generally want to stay home and not do anything," says Jennifer Lyons, the manager there. "Especially if it's a Saturday. No one really wants to go out."
For shoppers who don't care about the snow: Most businesses say they only close for blizzards.
Christmas is 17 days away while Hanukkah begins Tuesday night.


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