Stocking up on the important things
While one of the owners of Schneider's Liquor on Capitol Hill held the door for a steady stream of people entering and exiting, the other directed traffic in the small parking lot.
Rick Genderson, co-owner, said when a snow storm is on the horizon, people use the last few hours to grab the necessities of life: toilet paper, bread, milk and wine.
Even with four people working the registers, the line at Schneider's spilled down one aisle and curved into the next. Jon Genderson, co-owner, said the crowds started to come on Thursday and awaited them when they opened at 10 a.m.
Marc Eno, of the District, headed to Schneider's after it was announced that federal employees were to be released early from work -- and he received an email from the liquor store alerting customers that they were going to be closed Saturday.
"For everyone there's the fear of uncertainty, so we buy what we need to last several days," he said. "Simply got myself some liquid bread and liquid fruit today."
And the drink of choice for weathering snowmageddon?
A bottle of Tait Basket Pressed Shiraz in front of the fire for Schneider.
Hot cider with applejack, clove and cinnamon for Jon Genderson.
-- Anna Uhls
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