As people pack away decorations at the close of an unusual holiday season, local business owners analyze their earnings.
Some did better than expected. Others fight to stay afloat.
George Rouman owns Rouman Cinema and the Fun Factory Sweet Shoppe, both in Rhinelander.
“It has been an absolutely brutal year,” he said.
The period between Thanksgiving and New Year is one of his busiest times for both businesses, but especially his movie theater.
“[This time] is something that theaters look forward to every year,” he said.