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Shop Owners, Wake Up Early

From the COLlive Inbox: It is no secret that Shluchim also come to New York for our annual shopping; But our most precious resource over the Kinus is time. Full Story

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what about all year?
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what about all year?

I am a young mother who is ready to start the day after I drop my chldren off at school by 9:00. there are many, many out there like me, and shopkeepers would be smart to think of us as well.

anonymous
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anonymous

I think they should open earlier all the time…time is precious to us regular folk also…it’s crazy that they don’t open till 11:00

Agree and disagree
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Agree and disagree

Thank you to this Shliach who has brought this up… We’ve been waiting a while. I agree for the mens Kinnus to be open earlier, but I think that they will beneift A LOT if they would stay open later as well, ESPECIALLY for the Women Kinus. They will see that they will get much more buisness by staying open till atleast 9:00. It is only a 3-4 day event and staying open “late” for those 3-4 day OF THE YEAR wont kill them..

Store Owner
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Store Owner

I’m a store owner & i would love to accomodate the shluchim/shluchos when they come in for the kinnus. When is a reasonable time that we should open?

Excited Shliach
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Excited Shliach

Thank you for writing this- I completely agree with you. When I’m in CH for 3 days (including Shabbos) there are precious few hours available to do all I need to do outside of the Kinnus itself. Opening earlier would give me more time and also give the stores more customers. Opening the eateries and bakeries earlier would also enable us to start the day earlier as many baalei batim like to go out for coffee or breakfast but can’t as these places also open around 10 or later. I realize the shopkeepers also have a life outside the wals… Read more »

Well Said
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Well Said

Thank you in advance to all the shop owners who comply with this plea!

i agree i agree i agree
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i agree i agree i agree

How many times have I come to NY and had to leave for the airport at 11? How many times has it been a hot summer day and the stores are not open until the sun is high in the sky? I am not a shaliach but do want to patronize Crown Hts stores but unless they have websites, I often miss out.

wow what a concept......
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wow what a concept......
This is why
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This is why

This is why people shop outside crown heights. Unless you open your stores at a normal hour, don’t cry poor wit the complaint “people dont shop in crown heights”. You are doing it to yourselves.
Eventually you’ll all fold and die off and normal stores will take your place.

so so true
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so so true

we go to boro park for morning shopping every friday. a pity..

to #4
i think 8 would be great

maybe store owners should write here when they are planning to open so shluchim can know…

Yes!! Open early!
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Yes!! Open early!

I agree! We drop out kids off at school as early as 9am and are ready t ogo on erands but only the grocery stores are open. in the past 2 years i have bought most of my CH clothing at ELZees b/c they open at 10am. If i waited till 11 to do anything i would never get anything done. by then its nap time for babies, kids are coming home from pay group as early as 12:30pm and we have no time for child-free shopping.

You Should open at
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You Should open at

8:30

shlucha
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shlucha

I think open time on a regular day should be 9, and during the kinus – both men and women’s kinus – open at 8.

btw
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btw

boro park clothing stores open up bet 10 & 11. I was just there. so please keep your negetivity out of this conversation.

reasonable request
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reasonable request

the stores would be fine opening by 9:30 or 10 am. It would be nice to finally be able to do things on kingston b4 11ish

OPENING
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OPENING

where I live the stores opens as early as 8 AM and many people who come to visit are used to this, i know is early for CH but is get very hard to be in a tight schedule and having no place to have breakfast and start the day., usually the have very litlle time and very big shopping lists, please shop owners, consider the times of the kinnus and conventions as a time to try to open earlier and post it on your doors, so we can program our days and know we will find what we want… Read more »

shopping elsewhere
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shopping elsewhere

By the time you get to your out of crown heights destination, it most probably will be after 9 or 10. So 8 am is a bit far fetched.

8:30
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8:30

8:30 or 9:00 the latest. This is the best time for shopping before going to work and after the kids are in school. I would appreciate this all year round, I live in CH.

To #14
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To #14

Negativity has nothing to do with it. There is a big difference between opening at 10 and opening at 11. This time of year when the rest of the world observes black Friday and cyber Monday as prime shopping days, stores are opening earlier. Stores are open at 6 am on black Friday because the early bird catches the worm. Shoppers tend to do what is in their own best interest rather than what is in the interest of the business establishment so it is up to the store to be there for the shopper.

ITS A JOKE!!!!
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ITS A JOKE!!!!

Where I come from you would not even have to think, will a store be open but today when I went to buy a hat on Kingston at almost 11am they were closed!!!! Maybe they should learn from the Kapota guy in 770 who is open this week with big sales, although in CH it seems like there is no recession so why open a hat store before noon!

thank g-d im in cali...
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thank g-d im in cali...

Here, the stores open at like 6am and close around 8pm… We dont have to worry all year long, except when i come to CH for the convention, so i rly agree, it isnt just 4 ur business, its a kindness 2 ur visitors. Please be courteous when we come, so we can get things that arent available 2 us here (like skewl tights, cheap jean skirts) Yes, we do have these stuff here inCA but they get it from CH and sell it for 4x the price…
Give us the chance when our only opportunity arises, open early!

EXACTLY
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EXACTLY

why dont you do it all year around?
i hear this subject come up a lot in by my shabbos table?
you store owners sleeping in bed and when you feel comfortable you get your coffee and then you walk like a queeen down to your sotre while all of us are suffering?

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