By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Another cold weekend approaches and the frigid temperatures may have a significant impact on local businesses.

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“Above 30?? it’s not too bad, but when it’s very cold as it is now we notice a difference,” says Crystal Murphy, the owner of 4 Fathers Colonial Gastro restaurant.

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

“The weather seems to impact our business significantly.”

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Over at Cappofito, owner Stephanie Reitano says it’s not just a matter of less walk-ins on cold days.

“People don’t want to go out, so they make reservations and don’t show up; and I don’t blame them, but I just wish they’d call.”

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

(credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Those in the restaurant industry say they rely on nice days to help balance the books throughout the year, but two weekend cold snaps in a row certainly don’t help.

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