Snow covers downtown Boston in February Sales at restaurants and bars in the city fell 12 percent in January and February as the area was pounded by a series of snowstorms

Snow covers downtown Boston in February. Sales at restaurants and bars in the city fell 1.2 percent in January and February, as the area was pounded by a series of snowstorms.

Report: Winter storms take toll on Boston restaurant, bar sales

Sales fall 1.2 percent in January and February, First Data finds

Boston consumers opted to stock up on groceries and visit restaurants less often during recent snowstorms, but they avoided spending on just about everything else, according to a report from payment technology firm First Data Corporation.

According to the report, which examined sales at 25,000 merchants in Boston, spending there fell 6.2 percent in January and February, when a series of snowstorms pounded the region. By comparison, national consumer spending rose 1.5 percent dur

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