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Yesterday's big rain storm knocked out the power in many parts of SF including Union Square, forcing stores in the city's shopping hub to shut down during one of the busiest retail times of the year. "In my experience, you make half of your yearly revenue in this last quarter. So if you do the math, that's a good chunk in one day," Julianne Faas, a retail office manager, tells ABC 7 News. Power returned by 8:30pm last night and so far, so good today in downtown for Friday shopping plans amongst the giant Christmas tree and lighted storefront windows. So don't let the last few drops from the passing storm deter you from your holiday shopping. It's nothing that a drop of hot cocoa in Neiman Marcus's Rotunda can't fix.
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