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Local Shop Sees Changes With Winter Weather

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 17, 2023 11:16 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – More people are shopping at Gearhut, an outdoor consignment business here in Reno. They claim that the rise in storms in Northern Nevada is to blame.

“We’ve had a lot more people looking to gear up for in town activities, like grocery shopping,” said Leah Wzientek, Co-Owner of Gearhut. “So we’ve sold a lot more jackets and winter boots this year than ever before and I think that’s because the storms are creeping into Reno proper.”

Wzientek claims that vacationers who may have forgotten a few things at home tend to visit more frequently. She claims that due to the weather, they haven’t this year.

Since Gearhut is a consignment store, its merchandise is sourced locally. As a result, they were able to maintain their inventory throughout the winter despite increased demand. Snow boots, however, are an exception.

“Our most popular items are snow shoes,” said Wzientek. “Those we take year around, because people will buy them in the middle of July. Cross country skies, regular resort skies, back country set ups, snow boards, and then, even just things for around town.”

Credits: KOLO TV

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