By: Christine Souders
We checked in with some small business owners in the Village of East Davenport, and we got multiple answering machines, and found closed signs on the doors.
While some stores decided to not open at all or closed a couple hours early, others said it's business as usual.
Gail and Tom Allard made it in to work, but they didn't stay long.
"Very rarely do we close early, a handful of times when it's really bad and we wait and watch, we don't plan anything ahead," said Gail Allard.
Allard Custom Jewelers is one of many businesses in the East Village who closed early because of the weather, but not everyone took a snow day.
"It's not like I'm sitting here, dwindling my thumbs, I've got stuff to do," said Lorena Bush, who owns Revolution in the Village.
Lorena even put a sign advertising a sale outside her consignment shop's front door to try and lure customers in.
And even though the snow kept customers from biting, bush said she didn't mind putting in a full day's work.
"I'm getting some paperwork done, I'm getting bills paid. I'm getting clothes out."
While the Allard's said, they don't mind cutting their losses for their customer's safety.
"It's really only 2 hours on a bad snowy afternoon, so I don't think we'll miss a whole lot of business," said Gail Allard.
Business owners said it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure the stores open before venturing out.
Both Allard's and Revolution of the Village are planning to be open normal hours on Wednesday.