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ABC Warehouse stays open for shoppers during power outage

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(12/24/13) - Christmas Eve tends to be a pretty big shopping day - especially for you procrastinators. Sunday's ice storm and the power problems it caused made it almost impossible for some, but at least one Flint Township business thought 'out of the box' to accommodate shoppers.

"Power's out, been out, but we're keeping the business going," said ABC Warehouse General Manager Al Andresjewski. 

The store, located on Miller Road, has been without power for three days now. 

Andresjewski, wearing a headlamp, said generators, and the good will of his employees, have been powering the building.

"We're making it," he said. "We're doing a lot of business, actually."

They expect the power to be back on by Dec. 28. The store will be closed Christmas Day and back open bright and early Thursday.

"We weren't sure if they were going to be open or whatever," said shopper Janet Stybert.  "Convenient and nice. We're looking for a mattress for our son in South Bend."

Stybert, with her husband Pat, said they've never shopped like this before, but they're making it work.

"He (the salesman) gave us a flashlight so we can continue to look while he was looking for some better deals too."

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