the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Trenton NJ, they just can not wait anymore. Rejecting the continued Governor Phil Murphy lock down as many as 1,000 businesses reportedly have signed on to reopen on June 1st. The businesses include gyms, nail salons, barbershops and more. “With over 100 gym locations together not including the rest of the businesses like nail and hair salons and barbershops, we will all open our doors together at 9am on June 1 like we have said from day 1! This is a decision that was made by this entire group not just one person or two people. Collectively this what we have decided together,” said organizer Tommy Trilivas.
Phil Murphy has continued to ignore small business while he destroys peoples livelihoods and his tax base .
According to the Facebook page of the New Jersey Business Coalition ,” In NJ all small businesses including health clubs, fitness centers, gyms, and training facilities have all been closed by state mandate on March 16th or days after this! On June 1st 2020 that will bench mark a 75 day complete shut down and as business owners and members we won’t stand for our civil liberties and rights to be infringed on to be able to make a living and have a healthy immune system to defend against the virus itself ! We are making it clear we have been patient and we will no longer wait to open one more day beyond June 1st!
Together We Stand United and will all Open on that day in NJ!”
Economists project that more than 100,000 small businesses have shut permanently since the pandemic escalated in March, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois, Harvard Business School, Harvard University and the University of Chicago. Their latest data suggests at least 2 percent of small businesses are gone, according to a survey conducted May 9 to 11.
The carnage has been even higher in the restaurant industry, where 3 percent of restaurant operators have gone out of business, according to the National Restaurant Association.