The Hidden Cost of Snow Storms for Restaurateurs
Nope, not for delivering supplies in blizzard conditions. But for something with a potentially higher price tag: shoveling.
"The real 'hurt'," e-mails Bucher today, "is going to be when restaurants get their 'common area maintenance' bills for jan and feb. The snow removal costs will be a back breaker for every type of tenant. Landlords pass those expenses through to tenants based on a pro rata share."
And how much could that cost restaurants?
"No idea. That's the scary part," Bucher responds. "Couple grand a store probably."