The Brighton Cafe in Brighton, MA was open during Winter Storm Neptune on Feb. 15, 2015, despite the weather and lack of public transportation. But this isn’t unusual for the diner — “We only close two days a year,” said Catherine Taing, whose family owns the restaurant. “Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve.” The cafe even remained open during the last several storms that paralyzed public transit and shuttered many businesses and schools.

The Brighton Cafe is one of many local restaurants and businesses that have braved the weather over the past few winter storms. We took a look inside to see how, if at all, business changes on these snowy days.