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New York Jeweler Asks: ‘Chain Stores Can Open, So Why Can’t We?’ (Video)

‘I think I’d be able to sanitize my space better than a large Target, let’s say, or a large Costco.’

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Simcha Minkowitz, owner of Amor Fine Jewelry in Brooklyn, sees big-box stores doing brisk business in her region, and she’s having trouble understanding why she has to remain closed.

She recently posted a video to social media pleading the case for small businesses to be allowed to reopen, and it’s since gone viral, CBS New York reports.

She paused her business about eight weeks ago when Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered restrictions to slow the spread of  COVID-19. She believes she could reopen her small store safely.

“I think I’d be able to sanitize my space better than a large Target, let’s say, or a large Costco,” CBS New York quoted her saying.

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