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Economic Impact of Centre at Salisbury Bomb Threat

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SALISBURY, Md.- Even after Friday's bomb threat at the Centre at Salisbury mall was cleared, businesses remained closed for the night, which negatively impacted the businesses there.

Stores at the mall, the movie theater and even restaurants surround the Centre were all closed after the threat and remained closed all night.

According to Shelby Daniels, who works at one of the restaurants in the area, Friday nights are normally very crowded.

"Definitely over 100, 200 guests in the restaurant [typically], so this definitely hurts us tonight," she said. "We only had 15 guests in for lunch so that's all we had for the day."

People often come in from all over Delmarva for Friday night activities. William Ervin and his wife drove in from Greenbackville, Va., to get dinner at Famous Daves before it closes forever this weekend. They were surprised to see everything blocked off when they arrived.

"There's nothing to do here basically around this whole area so everybody comes out on the weekends and has fun," he said. "With the economy, everybody needs the money, the restaurants are going to lose out."

The Regal Cinemas, where "Noah" just opened, will also lose a lot of Friday night ticket sales.

"I know the movie theater is probably hurting too because we definitely have a lot of people date nights," Daniels said. "Fridays, Saturdays come out, come get dinner then come to the movies, you know do a little shopping too."

The mall reopened Saturday.

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