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Cold Weather Slows Business in Bismarck

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Our blast of cold weather has caused many businesses to shut their doors.

Yesterday some didn't open at all, and others decided to close early.

Cherry Berry in south Bismarck shut the door 4 hours earlier than normal.

In negative temperatures, most people aren't exactly craving a cold treat, something owner Carrie Jordan can understand.

"Yesterday at this location we only saw one customer from noon to 5p.m.," she said.

Today they've only had around 10 customers.

"Last year was a little different. We didn't see such a cold December and January so sales were up. This year we are suffering, Jordan said.

But there are those that prefer a frozen treat, and will come in no matter how cold it is.

"If I crave it, I get it...If it's below zero not very many people think to get ice cream," Mary Schweitzer said.

"They just like their Cherry Berry and they don't care what the weather is," Jordan said.

Jordan says this is actually a great time to be eating frozen treats.

"The yogurt is so good for you especially this time of year when the colds and flus are out there, you know, there's those healthy probiotics in yogurt so they actually should be eating it more in the winter time," Jordan said.

With that in mind, Carrie says her regulars do come in everyday, even if the weather is colder than the yogurt.

Carrie says if business continues to be this slow, they will consider closing during the winter season.

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