When life gives you lemons, you’re supposed to make lemonade.
When Hurricane Sandy cut power to his store, Jack Riley kept it open anyway.
Fortunately for thirsty Westporters, Jack owns Green’s Farms Spirit Shop.
There was not a lot of light inside today. But that did not keep a steady stream of customers from buying beer, wine, hard liquor, and anything else they could carry away.
The credit card terminal wasn’t working, but that didn’t stop Jack. He wrote card numbers by hand. At some point, he’ll process them.
“We’ll stay open till it’s too dark to see,” he promises.
Same thing tomorrow. Jack thinks he may still have ice then.
“Thank God you’re open!” one customer said. “I can’t make it through a 2nd day with my in-laws without alcohol.”