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Long winter impacts area businesses


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 MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- Many area businesses thrive in the spring and summer months, but with the long winter, it's making it hard on some to make money.

Schalow's Nursery in Marshfield usually moves plants from its greenhouses to tables outside for area shoppers to buy. With a recent dusting of snow, they haven't been able to do that.

Other businesses, such as the Marshfield Country Club golf course, are also closed.

The owner says the course is usually open this time of the year. With the fairways more white than green, he can't open his course, and it costs him money.

"Every week that you're closed that you could be open is a significant financial loss," owner Chip Acker said. "The funny thing about golf, or any outdoor sport, or any business is if you're closed a day, you never get that back."

Acker says every week the course is closed, he loses about $10,000.

As for Schalow's Nursery, they say the next few months are going to be busy for them, as they try to catch up on scheduled work.

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