Gas Prices Hit Local Small Businesses

By: Kim Russell
By: Kim Russell

AAA reports that right now the average price in Michigan is $3.09 a gallon. This while many stations in the Lansing area are selling unleaded regular as high as $3.15 a gallon.

A spokesperson for the Small Business Association of Michigan says it is hitting many small businesses hard. This as they pay more for delivery of goods, and find customers spending less.

Ottawa Street Beaner's Coffee Shop General Manager Jason Mankey says while his customers are still stopping in, many are going "tall" instead of "grande" buying smaller or less expensive drinks. He's hoping the government will do something to lower gas prices, so his profits can get a perk.


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