Businesses Closed for Customers


POSTED: Monday, February 7, 2011 - 5:51pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 8:35am

"Sorry all the laundromats in town are closed."

Customers trying to wash their clothes or their cars are all hearing the same thing, "We're closed."

Some business owners like Howard Goldberg say they were expecting that call or note telling them they couldn't work today.

"I wasn't surprised at all because we had been hearing rumors that they were going to ask us to close. As long as it's just for one day I'm okay with that," Goldberg said.

Others like Aldo Morales say they've been closed for business for too long.

"Tuesday morning, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, half a day Saturday and half a day Sunday and today all day long," Morales said.

Those are all of the days Aldo Morales has missed out on at his car wash because of busted pipes and water restrictions. He says other businesses should have to close too.

"They should shut down restaurants too and just keep open the hospitals and things like that," Morales said.

But, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

"We opened yesterday for six hours and we got over 100 cars. So, that's going to be pretty good for us after all this," Morales said.

And with customers calling and complaining everyone one just wants business as usual.

"I'm no longer upset, I'm just ready for this to be over with," Goldberg said.

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"don't forget because of Fort Bliss we have thousands of $$ being spent at our businesses in El Paso" Really?? Thanks to Fort Bliss we have more problems with jarheads thinking they are above the law. "the are the ones brave enough to fight for our freedom".. are you kidding me? Do you realize that many of these so called soldiers this was their only way out. Many of them are and were gang affiliated. What makes you think that military has set them straight.

The comments were in response to comments made about the murder at the Three Legged Monkey.

And the money they spend helps the El Paso economy.

First of all I feel terrible for the victim and his family.

Secondly, How dare anyone of you for bashing the military. They are the ones brave enough to fight for our freedom. Would any one of you be brave enough to go fight wars in foreign countries, live for days, weeks and months in horrible conditions while people like you live in the comfort of your homes here in the U.S.

Don't forget it because of Fort Bliss we have thousands of $$ being spent at our businesses in El Paso.

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