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bar1035
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:13:22 AM

ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) — While most businesses shut down early so workers could get home before the brunt of the snowstorm, some stayed open and were doing a brisk business.

Rosie’s Liquors in Abington did about five times its normal business Friday as customers snapped up 30-packs of beer, multiple bottles of wine and every bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum in the store.

Manager Kristen Brown said it’s ‘‘almost been like Christmas’’ in the store.

Gas stations were also mobbed with customers filling their tanks. At Abington Sunoco, owner James Stone said they had run through almost their whole supply of regular gas and are saving the last of it for snowplow drivers.

The snowstorm is expected to dump 1 to 3 feet of snow along the New York-to-Boston corridor.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:51:20 AM

and 9 months from now a spike in babies (for those that did not get pregnant during sandy).
heydano67
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 4:58:32 AM

benafitting from late planners
hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 4:27:50 AM

people need to get themselves & their vehicles 'fueled up'!
bston
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 2:30:51 AM

Not good!
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:44:11 PM

Whatever helps you through the storm!
TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:37:59 PM

That's a lot of drunken Patriot fans!
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:38:40 PM

Guess some are getting tanked up while filling their tanks up.
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:21:54 PM

Stock up.
qwerty17
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 1:20:37 PM

they're sledding in to those liquor stores.
335d1
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:57:02 AM

Drinking and driving?
gbs1
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:52:03 AM

Typical panic buying ahead of a snowstorm. We see it here whenever a big storm is forecasted.
streetdesign
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:49:24 AM

Looks like the recent price hike at the pump may be partly due to the storm. Midwest prices have gone up further to $3.75.
schatzila
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:45:15 AM

drink the pain away?
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:40:26 AM

I Bet!!!
dbellie
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:39:28 AM

sounds like they should be getting their snowmobiles in shape could be a blast
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:05:41 AM

come next november there will also be a maternaty bonanza also
highdesertman
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:37:09 AM

Just checked the Boston traffic cams on trafficland.com and there is not much moving there this morning. Folks were wise to stock up on these "essentials" before the storm.
Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 10:06:11 AM

Liquor stores are one of few businesses that are recession proof.
(my friend owns one)
hrtdi
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:46:54 AM

Guess we gonna have lots of birth in 9 months!!!
BBopp
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:33:56 AM

One has to be prepared.
must87searcher
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:13:08 AM

I have been through these conditions before. It is always a good idea to be prepared instead of being sorry you didn't.
OTISFL
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 9:06:15 AM

Typical.
Tommyguns45
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:57:20 AM

If I couldnt get out popcorn, pepsi and Netflix movies would do just fine.
fora_7
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:57:11 AM

Need a little stuff to forget and used your free times lollll
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:53:32 AM

Yup, makes perfect sense.
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:31:39 AM

Nothing says major winter snowstorm like sales of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum!
peabeax55
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:22:01 AM

The only way I believe Ethanol should be used.
jrschl
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:16:26 AM

Gotta get the essentials.
Bou
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:12:09 AM

A lot of stations running out of gas.
Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:07:21 AM

I hope they both sell condoms. They will make a killing on those too.
Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:00:26 AM

????????????
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:54:13 AM

Sounds as if these people are getting ready for a football game.
grandpadon28110
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:53:17 AM

Happens every time.
gs7101
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:44:56 AM

Just stay off the roads!
pscamp
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:44:22 AM

Interesting
APlus
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:42:04 AM

Essentials to staying warmer prior to storms - such as gasoline, oil, food, water and yes even liquor can help substain life. Those of us who have served in Red Cross Disaster Management where alcohol is not allowed still felt worn out punch drunk from the work! As someone who has lived through snow storms, floods, hurricances, tornadoes, etc and their aftermaths - without power for approximately a week to ?- you appreciate ever single thing. Second, Acts of Nature do create change and economic growth. I call it Mother Nature's redecorating and grateful for all those that shared, remodeled and continue onward. Third, Viva romance, cuddles, hugs and staying warm together.
sabre75
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:39:46 AM

Good preperation..
07skydriver
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:37:04 AM

They sell beer until 2:am

Liquor till midnight
doeslayersr
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:36:59 AM

Comical....Gotta stay warm, besides liquor can be bartered for fuel......

I would imagine the drug dealers have experienced an onslaught by the crack heads who are stocking up before the storm as well.

[Edited by: doeslayersr at 2/9/2013 7:38:34 AM EST]
danny999
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:32:18 AM

Liquor is not ANTIFREEZE.
Wally3023
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:27:02 AM

That's all they need!
brbaritone
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:26:54 AM

Yes, they will have good revenue for the days before the storm ... but then they will be shut down during the storm and lose their normal revenue. It will equal out.
FPLREP
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:15:26 AM

Getting gas and the stuff to get "gassed".
leeac
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:15:10 AM

Get some gas, get some liquor, and ride out the storm.
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