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This the boost they've been talking about?



The Tampa Bay Times' Jeff Harrington and Marlene Sokol reporting in downtown Tampa:

Tuesdays are usually busy with walk-ins and glass fittings every half hour. Her sole customer Tuesday morning was a convention visitor needing an emergency fix after a lens had popped out of his eyeglasses.

Kyte had already lost one day of business, staying home with her kids when the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac closed schools Monday. She couldn't afford to lose another day.

"I have no choice," she said. "I'm a small business and I need to make money."

"So thank you for stimulating our economy," Al Austin said today in his short speech at the Forum.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:50pm]


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