Waiting On The Snow
Peer inside the front window at Hannah Flanagan's Pub in Hendersonville and you'll see the bar's big screen tbs turned on to the impending huge news story, Winter Storm Pax. Hendersonville has a current forecast accumulation of 8-12 inches of snow.
"Well, we were just saying that there was more hype to this weather than there was to the super bowl almost," said John Payne, a customer who also owns a downtown business. While he's not all that worried about the storm he does know it could impact his sales.
"We're watching the news all the time because I just want to make sure I can get in. It's Valentine's Day on Friday I own a jewelry business and want to make sure to get in there to finish all the jobs I have to do."
Stephanie Eihl and her husband Beau Rodriguez own the Black Bear Coffee Co.. Even though local forecasts aren't calling for Hendersonville to get snow overnight Rodriguez is listening to national forecast outfits some of which are calling for snow.
"I'm going to spend the night at our restaurant so I can open up because if I go home I don't think I'll make it back," said Rodriguez.
"Well, I live two miles up a mountain," said Stephanie, Beau's wife. "So I'm going to park at the top of my drive to my house and walk the rest of the way down and hopefully I can get out tomorrow."
At the local Auto Zone in Hendersonville, all but one ice scraper had sold. The manager Aristeo Carachure said all ten sets of tire chains sold out Tuesday.
by Kimberly King
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