Winter weather and snow days at school make for sled rush at the General Store

Winter weather and snow days at school make for sled rush at the General Store

At the beginning of this storm, there were stacks and stacks of hundreds of sleds at the General Store in Spokane, but by Tuesday, they had sold out.

Shovels too, were a hot item.

“We started out the season thinking we were going to be sitting on shovels and ice melt,” said the General Store General Manager Jon Evans, “when the snow started I had a back room full of snow shovels and now they are gone.”

He says the store should have enough ice melt to get through this storm, but its also going fast.

“Its something we sell a lot of every year, but when you compare it to this year, it looks like we sold nothing,” he said.

He says there are still plenty of winter clothing, like hats and gloves, though boots are selling quickly. As for restocking sleds and shovels, he says he’s trying but weather is getting in the way.

“I have been trying to get more in, but the problem is the trucks can’t get here with the deliveries,” he said.

He also noted that he started the storm with a back room full of snow blowers, but was down to his final four by noon on Tuesday.

He’s crossing his fingers that the next shipment of supplies will be in by Wednesday.

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