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Few Downtown Hannibal businesses stay open despite the storm



It was a ghost town in Downtown Hannibal Tuesday as the snow kept most people at home.  Only a handful of businesses braved the elements just to open their doors.  Most businesses on Main Street are closed but some like Ralls County Clock Company kept their doors open.  With not one but two major snow storms in less than a week, they can't wait to get back to business as usual.

"It impacts us greatly with the tourists and the amount of people coming in and out," Ralls County Clock Company owner Dave Miller said.  

Miller stayed open Tuesday, but he said these last two storms have really limited the amount of customers.  

"They don't spend any time in Hannibal.  If they're traveling through they'll stop in good weather but in the snow storms, they either bypass Hannibal and don't come in at all so yeah it does hurt us," he said.  

Because of the storm, you could see closed signs up and down Main Street, but Michael Polster kept his doors open.  He owns the Badger Cheese House.   He knew it wouldn't be a busy day, but he stayed open so people have a chance to come in. 

"There are people wandering around, so sometimes the people shoveling the snow downtown and everything like that, they want some place warm to come in to have a soda. I currently have someone in right now and we're just cutting cheese and crackers and stuff like that," Polster said. 

Ralls County Clock Company owner Dave Miller said he still had some customers come in Tuesday despite the storm.  


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