Winter weather keeping spring businesses from getting started

CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH)–Before a day of business can begin after a winter storm, your place of work first needs to be plowed out.

At Torza’s GolfCenter in Cromwell, this is a routine owner Bill Torza has gotten all too used to. 

“It’s the longest winter ever. I’ve been doing this for 60 years, and this is a long one,” Torza said.

However, he says this latest round of snow has caught even the most seasoned of entrepreneurs by surprise. And with more white powder comes another long day at the office, one where only the most determined of sports enthusiasts come out to play.

But if you think it hard to get people to do outdoor sports when there’s snow outside just try selling them flowers.

At Garden Supply chain Agway in Middlefield, Assistaint Manger Bethany Jarvis told News 8 that when winter weather goes late in the season, it has a negative impact on their day’s sales.

“People want to get their hands in dirt, and as of today they can’t,” Jarvis said.

Monday alone, Jarvis estimated that by the time we had come by, there has already been a 10-percent drop in business.

What will help is warmer weather.

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