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May 14, 2020 6:51 pm at 6:51 pm #1860831
I am constantly hearing about the pressure that local stores are facing do to the economic ramifications of Covid-19. It would be great if we can start an initiative encouraging people to think before they purchase something from Amazon Walmart etc. and check their local stores first. We must try to keep the money in the local economy as much as possible to help our neighbors stay afloat . WE ALL love the thrill of saving money. But this is a harsh reality we live in. Our local stores are getting crushed. These are our neighbors and friends. And no, I am not a store owner nor am I blessed with means. But I am privileged to be in the same economic strata that I was in before this all started. Therefore, I am trying to repay this blessing by sharing my money with local stores who need it desperately. LETS ALL COMMIT TO BUYING AT LEAST ONE ITEM FROM A LOCAL STORE THAT WE NORMALLY BUY FROM ONE OF THE BIG BOX RETAILERS.May 14, 2020 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #1860867
YEEEESSSS! i’m inMay 14, 2020 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm #1860853
I would love to. Besides for food, medical, and construction, they are closed.May 14, 2020 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm #1860909
Many local stores have popped up with websites or are offering curbside pickup. now is the time to buy things specifically from them. in fact, with local delivery, you just may get it earlier! Plus, its the most dignified way of giving charityMay 15, 2020 10:20 am at 10:20 am #1860982CTLAWYERParticipant
As a member of our town’s Economic Development Commission, we have been pushing buy local, support the local businesses that support your organizations, since March.
Although closed to in person shopping, non-essential businesses have been allowed to take telephone/internet orders for delivery and curbside pickup during limited hours, all orders prepaid co there is no contact at pickup.
The town coordinates the pickup times has marked the spaces along the curb reserved for pickup and special town issued traffic signs. The no parking rules for these zones are suspended for the pickup operations.
When one drives up to the pickup spot, you call the store on the phone number posted on the sign and give your name, car make, model, color and parking space number, pop your trunk or liftgate and wait a minute or two. The employee brings out your purchase comes to the back of the car and places the package inside. You get our and close the trunk or liftgate (if not remote) after the employee as gone back into the building and drive off.
Stores that had been closed before this system was up and running have a chance to give employment to a few employees as well as turn inventory into cash.May 15, 2020 1:08 pm at 1:08 pm #1861001
a lot of the frum stores advertise in the local papers such as community connections in Monsey, Lakewood scoop in Lakewood, 5 town Jewish time in the 5 towns, Torah times in Brooklyn, the view in Monsey and Brooklyn, not that hard to find stores and give the parnasah to your neighbor.
PS The view had a really nice article last week about the minhag of taking a 3 year old to school tp learn the alpeh baisMay 15, 2020 1:09 pm at 1:09 pm #1861012lowerourtuition11210Participant
I know that my aunt has benefited from a local volunteer organization that takes her shopping order, a member does the shopping, another member does the delivery with social distancing . It keeps the local store humming with business.May 15, 2020 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #1861106
@Lowerturion me kiamcha yisroelMay 17, 2020 12:55 am at 12:55 am #1861322sarirayParticipant
If Walmart and target and my
Local dollar tree are open why can’t small business? Unfair IMO
Let them open with mask etc people are sufferingMay 17, 2020 3:51 pm at 3:51 pm #1861575yehudayonaParticipant
Walmart, Target, and your local Dollar Tree sell food and OTC medications. Your local clothing store doesn’t.May 17, 2020 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #1861589
@sariray, consult your local frum publication, you will see ads for the frum store and they will try to accommodate you, its fine, people like yehudayona never supported frum small business anyway/May 17, 2020 5:53 pm at 5:53 pm #1861594
Let’s start a movement to save our local favorite stores! What would be a name we can call it?May 24, 2020 10:12 am at 10:12 am #1863951
It seems very likely that there will be another shutdown. Wal-mart can take care of itself. For a small business owner to go off unemployment, re-open and be shut down again, is crushing. Where was everybody to protect small business the last twenty years? Every election, policy, or court ruling this century, favors the growth of big business.May 24, 2020 10:40 am at 10:40 am #1863983🍫Syag LchochmaParticipant
no – I agree that the small business owners are suffering and that an opening and re-closing could be devastating for them. I also don’t know about what kind of support or assistance they have gotten but to say “favors growth of the big business” as if it is all bad is not honest. I have no love for many of the big corporations, I have seen too many things that are not very impressive in the limited exposure I have, but I do remember some of the issues in supporting big businesses being a way to keep them from heading overseas and keeping jobs in our communities.
I know that my employer let me go, but my husband works for a ‘big business’ who kept him working, paid for his corona weeks (although they would not have paid for quarantine time!), gave them a “hero’s bonus for being frontline workers and left us with income. I have to be grateful for that. Especially at a time that big business have been leaving states and countries when taxes get too high or workers cost too much. I kind of see it like the bully who threatens to have a tantrum if you don’t give him what he wants, and if you have enough to gain, you give him what he wants.
That may only apply to a small portion of big buisiness, or most of them, I have no idea. But making them “happy” and keeping them local does benefit us in a large handful of ways.May 25, 2020 12:48 am at 12:48 am #1864307
I agree with that. But there is no push to pass legislation to help small businesses. I wrote a longer piece, but it did not post. All the stimulus bills make it hard to look into the matter, anyway. We agree to support the locals.
I don’t see any deleted postsMay 25, 2020 2:16 am at 2:16 am #1864325
Thank you for looking! I think I am not submiting some of my posts before I close the page. If you have anyway to check that for me……
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