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Old 10-29-2016, 08:08 PM
 
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Does anyone know why not a single dry cleaner is open on Sunday? Is there are law that prohibits them from operating on Sunday? I can understand that a lot might close but every one? You would think one of them could see the market opportunity being the only place open where people could get there cleaning done before Monday. They could charge huge premiums.
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Old 10-29-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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It probably would not be worth the overhead.

These are usually mom and pop. They could use a day off. 99% of their customers could probably make due with 6 days a week

Someone actually needing a piece cleaned on a sunday is probably rare. I dont see there being much benefit for a cleaner being openbon sunday

Of course there are times i wish ibcould get something cleaned on sunday, but it hasnt made a big deal overall
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Old 10-30-2016, 01:36 AM
 
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It probably would not be worth the overhead.

These are usually mom and pop. They could use a day off. 99% of their customers could probably make due with 6 days a week
That doesn't make any sense. Their day off could be Saturday.
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Old 10-30-2016, 06:03 AM
 
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That doesn't make any sense. Their day off could be Saturday.
It could be any day of the week. But IMO, they would get much more bang for their buck from being open Monday through Saturday as opposed to being open Sunday through Friday.

Most cleaners I know are also only open half a day on Saturday. Seems to make sense to me. Monday through Friday is the busy time, have a half day on Saturday for any stragglers from the week. Close up shop Sunday, go to church if applicable. Not sure whats hard to understand.
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:06 AM
 
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It's not hard to understand why some, many even most, would be closed Sunday. But every single one being closed? Let's assume Sunday has the least demand for dry cleaning but there is some. If you are the only cleaners in a city of 1.2million there has got to be some opportunity there. Can you name one other retail industry that every single business is closed on one day where it is not required by law? (ie car dealerships and liquor stores)
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Old 10-31-2016, 10:12 AM
 
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It's not hard to understand why some, many even most, would be closed Sunday. But every single one being closed? Let's assume Sunday has the least demand for dry cleaning but there is some. If you are the only cleaners in a city of 1.2million there has got to be some opportunity there. Can you name one other retail industry that every single business is closed on one day where it is not required by law? (ie car dealerships and liquor stores)
Car dealerships aren't actually required to close on Sundays. AFAIK the law states that they must be closed EITHER Saturday or Sunday. For obvious reasons, they're open on Saturday and closed on Sunday.

There are probably dry cleaners open on Sunday, just Google around and you'll probably find one. We go to the dry cleaner every week and it's never been a big issue that they're not open on Sunday. You just work it into your schedule. The guy who runs our local cleaners is super nice, does all the work on-site, works very hard, and deserves a day off! (Most days the shop is open for 11 hours and has extended Saturday hours.)
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:34 PM
 
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Car dealerships aren't actually required to close on Sundays.
Never said they were required to be closed on Sunday. I said closed one day out of the week.

"Can you name one other retail industry that every single business is closed on one day where it is not required by law?"

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There are probably dry cleaners open on Sunday, just Google around and you'll probably find one.
I did. Someone told me they were all closed on Sunday and I couldn't believe that every single one was so I did Google it. I thought maybe it was Blue Law related but it appears not.

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We go to the dry cleaner every week and it's never been a big issue that they're not open on Sunday. You just work it into your schedule. The guy who runs our local cleaners is super nice, does all the work on-site, works very hard, and deserves a day off! (Most days the shop is open for 11 hours and has extended Saturday hours.)
I don't care if they are closed or not. This is not a rant because I need to find a cleaners open on Sunday. I rarely use the dry cleaner actually. I'm just fascinated with this phenomenon that they are ALL closed on Sunday just because they all happen to want to.
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:34 PM
 
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Its not worth paying staff on sunday for a few rare instances where people NEED drycleaning on a sunday. You need at least one at the register, and one or two people in the back doing cleaning and pressing.

Out of all days of the week, sunday would probably have the least amount of activity, and its a common day for other businesses to be closed such as car dealerships, liquor stores, banks, chik fil a, etc.
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Old 11-01-2016, 01:14 AM
 
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its a common day for other businesses to be closed such as car dealerships, liquor stores, banks, chik fil a, etc.
It's not common at all for entire retail industries to be closed any day when not required to. Car dealerships and liquor stores have laws requiring them to be closed. Some banks are open on Sunday. Chick fil a is one brand, most fast food restaurants open on Sunday. It's OK just to say you don't know.
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:00 AM
 
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It's not common at all for entire retail industries to be closed any day when not required to. Car dealerships and liquor stores have laws requiring them to be closed. Some banks are open on Sunday. Chick fil a is one brand, most fast food restaurants open on Sunday. It's OK just to say you don't know.
So far all I can tell is they just have no desire to be opened on Sundays. It's not a blue law, it's not a conspiracy, it's just business and probably not profitable. If it were profitable then someone would be open during those hours.
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