Local Shops Closed Down?

With today’s news that many immigrants – “legal” and “illegal” – may be supporting the cause they believe in by boycotting their work, closing down stores, etc. to make a point about what culture would be like with out [current] immigrants.

I saw on the news this morning a bunch of NYC shops – mechanics, small food markets, etc. – that were closing down because they either had no workers or the owner themselves wanted to protest. That being said, do you know, or have you seen yet today, any District stores or shops closed down in protest?

2 Comments so far

  1. richwise (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 3:09 pm

    The corner SoHo market didn’t have any bread at lunch as a result of a delivery driver taking the day off.

  2. Don (unregistered) on May 1st, 2006 @ 3:51 pm

    My lone cow orker of foreign & hispanic birth is here today and I asked him why. He said he’d decided to do no purchasing till tomorrow but attend work because, really, nobody here would have their opinions changed by his taking a day off. “D’s on vacation today? I’ll talk to him tomorrow then.”

    We subsequently had an interesting discussion about the different viewpoints and motives of the people participating in the action.

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