Bitter Cold Affects Restaurant Business


Bitter cold temperatures have affected some Omaha restaurants as people tend to stay inside to avoid the weather.

"Right now I am normally wall-to-wall with people and I have had nothing but cancellations due to the weather," said Nicola Nick, the owner of Italian restaurant Nicola's.

Nicola's busiest time is in the Spring, where the big draw is an outdoor patio. The patio also allows them to have three times the amount of customers.

“I have to survive like a squirrel, so everything that I make in the summer I live off in the winter,” said Nick.

The restaurant responded to low traffic by starting a delivery and catering service.

However, in Old Market, some said they were tired of cabin fever and ventured out in the freezing temperatures anyway.


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