(WICHITA, Kan.)—Many local business owners are just getting back to normal work days after the winter mess kept people snowed in.
But shops cashed in while others scaled back in the bad weather.
Caitlin Mauk, Family Video employee, said business at the Bel Aire location tripled over the past week.
"Honestly, I didn't know the snow would get this bad," she said. "I thought people would want to stay inside."
The video rental store normally rents 300 to 500 videos and games per day. But last Wednesday they rented out 1,100 movies.
"This weekend we had a big movie sale," she said. "We marked a bunch of things down and had an additional sale on top of that."
Nicole Griesel and her daughter rented about five movies and watched them all. She said the same products or service aren't available in the digital age.
"With Netflix, you don't always get what you want," Griesel said.
Murray Anderson, Anderson Liquor owner, said his Newton store cashed in during the snow storms as well.
"It was like a mini-vacation for a lot of people," he said. "It was good for business and it was good for the customers because they appreciated us being open."
Anderson said he remembered a business boom during the last major snow storm in the 1970s.