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Some Fulton businesses keep the lights on despite snow and cold


With the snow and bone-chilling wind gusts that have swept through Mid-Missouri, some business owners in Fulton decided to shut their doors early for the day while others kept operations going like nothing happened.

Jazmin Lee is the owner of Get Loaded Nutrition, an energy and meal replacement smoothie bar in town. She made the decision to close up shop early after the relatively slow morning and the weather conditions worsening.

"We're going close at noon," Lee said. "We've been open since 6 a.m. and it was really busy when people were on their way to work this morning. But as the roads got worse, we haven't had a customer in about an hour, so we're going to close at noon for the safety of my employees and other customers."

This decision came after a minor car accident less than 100 yards away in a roundabout next to the shop.

Lee said this isn't something that she would normally do, but with the lack of sales and weather getting worse, she didn't see the point of making her employees stay.

Bryan Hanneke is the owner of 1851 Underground, a bar and grill in Fulton. He decided to continue with business despite the conditions.

"Business is definitely slower," Hanneke said. "People are still coming out and enjoying themselves. A lot of people do like to come out and drink on snow days."

The bar had a few people spending time there for an afternoon drink and some food, but he expected more people to show up throughout the day.

Hanneke said he's hoping once the weather clears people will want to come out and enjoy themselves before the stress of the holidays takes over.

He did want his customers to be careful when leaving home if they decided to pay 1851 Underground a visit.

"If you're going to come out take your time and make sure to be safe," he said. "If it gets too bad, we won't be open. However, until then, we will be open and willing to serve you."

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