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Businesses around the metro feel sting of power outage

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With power still out in pockets of the Twin Cities metro, some are owners of shops and stores are closed for business.

KARE 11 takes a look at the Fireroast Cafe in the Longfellow neighborhood in south Minneapolis, between Hwy. 55 and the Mississippi River, which has been without power since Friday night. Monday night it was still without power.

"It's really hard to put a plan in place when you don't when your power's coming back on, and you want to get your people back to work," Jeff Fisher, the owner of Fireroast, explains to KARE.

By Monday afternoon Xcel Energy had restored power to nearly a half million Twin Cities customers who had lost electricity during the storm, KARE reports, Fisher's place was not one of them. He couldn't find a generator large enough to power his cafe.

So, there's lost revenue, lost customers and the frustration of not knowing exactly when the lights will come back on.

KARE also visitis a grocery store in Crystal.

"We cover everything in card board and plastic whenever we lose power, and that work for a couple of hours," Jim Almstead of Almstead's Fresh Market in Crystal tells KARE. After 14 hours without power, Almstead says he starting tossing meat and dairy products.

Finally, KARE 11 stops at a Target in Crystal, which was open, but with emergency backup power and limited lighting.

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