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Ice creams morph into smoothies in Coronado!

Power outage has MooTime on a short leash

Leroy Mossel stands watching his profits drain away.

"The longer this goes on, the cheaper they'll get."

He's talking about his ice creams. (They're made every night on the island. Start at $3.99 a scoop.)

"Pretty soon, you could be selling smoothies," says one of his customers. 

We're standing in Moo Time Creamery (1025 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-435-2422).

The power is out. Allegedly 3200 customers affected in this town. Since noon. Re-upping eta: 6:51p.m.

"There's nothing I can do, except keep the freezer doors closed, and lids on the ice cream buckets," says Leroy. 

The problem's the same next door at Leroy's, the classy eatery with sidewalk seating.

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Now it's empty.

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Only Liz, the receptionist...

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...has to stay to tell everyone there's no point in hanging round. 

Like life itself, the outage is capricious. Von's, banks like Union and Chase, RiteAid, countless eateries, are all dark. Even though on the other side across from Moo Time, Tent City (the eatery at 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-4611)...

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...is up and very much running, its daytime lights twinkling around its patio umbrellas.

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Starving turistas are jumping at the extra tables they've laid out on the sidewalk.

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As they say, one man's meat is another man's poison. Or the other way around. 

Watch for updates. 

Update! Power returned around 5:30 this evening. Moo Time and Leroy's are both back to normal.

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Leroy Mossel stands watching his profits drain away.

"The longer this goes on, the cheaper they'll get."

He's talking about his ice creams. (They're made every night on the island. Start at $3.99 a scoop.)

"Pretty soon, you could be selling smoothies," says one of his customers. 

We're standing in Moo Time Creamery (1025 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-435-2422).

The power is out. Allegedly 3200 customers affected in this town. Since noon. Re-upping eta: 6:51p.m.

"There's nothing I can do, except keep the freezer doors closed, and lids on the ice cream buckets," says Leroy. 

The problem's the same next door at Leroy's, the classy eatery with sidewalk seating.

None

Now it's empty.

None

Only Liz, the receptionist...

None

...has to stay to tell everyone there's no point in hanging round. 

Like life itself, the outage is capricious. Von's, banks like Union and Chase, RiteAid, countless eateries, are all dark. Even though on the other side across from Moo Time, Tent City (the eatery at 1100 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-4611)...

None

...is up and very much running, its daytime lights twinkling around its patio umbrellas.

None

Starving turistas are jumping at the extra tables they've laid out on the sidewalk.

None

As they say, one man's meat is another man's poison. Or the other way around. 

Watch for updates. 

Update! Power returned around 5:30 this evening. Moo Time and Leroy's are both back to normal.

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