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Family business fears coronavirus shutdown before Christmas
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Deirdre Kurzweil couldn't wait for the day she could open her family-run souvenir shop in Ithaca, New York. Then, the pandemic hit.
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Kurzweil, like droves of shop owners around the country, is holding her breath for the day she will have to close Sunny Day's of Ithaca, especially during what's supposed to be her most profitable time of year.
Now, she only allows two groups in at a time.
"What's supposed to happen in December is that you do the big bulk of sales and that's what carries you through January, February, March when no one's shopping," Kurzweil told FOX Business.
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With cases rising sharply, and the subsequent restrictions imposed on businesses to keep people safe, Kurzweil says there isn't a day she doesn't worry about the future of Sunny Day's of Ithaca, which she likes to call a "celebration of Ithaca."