Local hardware stores are bustling with business as residents gather needed supplies and equipment for the impending Nemo blizzard reportedly hitting the south shore come Friday.
Brinkman Hardware stores in Sayville and Blue Point reported heavier than usual store traffic Thursday mid day as weather warnings hit the news.
“There is a lot of hustle and bustle,” the Blue Point store manager told Patch about noon Thursday, with customers grabbing up ice scrapers, ice melt, shovels and gloves.
“We’ve got plenty of supplies of everything, “ she added, as well as a well-stocked contigent of snow blowers. "People are buying to be prepared."Let Patch save you time. Get great local business stories just like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Fast signup here.
In Sayville, the Foster Avenue store was experiencing the same busy traffic from shoppers.
“Lots of people buying gloves, ice melt products and shovels. We’ve been busy,” a store employee told Patch.
Both locations are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday. Sunday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.