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By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

December 26, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Most businesses stood empty on Christmas Day.  However, several Valdosta businesses chose to open their doors.

The results were a profitable day, across the board.

Though it's been a tough year for sales, Marco Polo was busy from open until close.  Manager Angela Brown, tells us, "The whole entire restaurant was very busy, on both sides. As soon as a table was emptied, it was bussed, cleaned, and the next person was ready to go."

The local bowling alley, Jac's Lanes, opened at 5 PM.   Manager Greg Daughtery informs us, "As a whole last night, we almost filled up the house."

Jac's Lanes is open 365 days a year. They say that typically, holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving generate good business as they are one of the few local businesses open.

While pre-Christmas sales may have been a bit dismal, other businesses took the risk of offering their services on the actual holiday. Waffle House stayed busy all day. Their Christmas revenue was even up from last year's.

Valdosta Stadium Cinemas also did well. Christmas turned out to be the busiest day they've all month.

Thankfully, Christmas Day proved to be very lucrative for those who gave up their holiday for business-as-usual.

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