At Zieglers Ace Hardware in Lake in the Hills, store manager Roger Henderson said he expected business to be brisk today.
By midday Wednesday, he
had sold a snowblower, a few shovels, and some salt and sand to people prepping for the storm.
A few of the items you normally sell in the winter, if we had a winter, Henderson
added that he
usually looks at the weather forecasts five to seven days in advance to see what kind of supplies hell need to stock shelves with.
However, for this storm, there wasnt much ordering, because his
store already was stocked for winter.
The mild winter months led to some different types of sales at his
Some people have bought fertilizer and grass seed to get a head start on spring plantings.
said that he
was glad he
could move some winter merchandise.
Its sad to say we want winter to come, but we really need it for our business, Henderson