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February 7, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: 24 hour check cashing

24hoursstoreAdam Seifer points out:

This check cashing store is currently in-business.

They really should take down their "Open 24 Hours" sign.


They're open 24 hours, just not in a row.

Posted by: Pat M at February 7, 2006 12:11 AM

depends on your definition of open, now doesn't it?

Posted by: gmangw at February 7, 2006 12:16 AM

Maybe the manager and all the employees had some bad curry.

Posted by: Cole Passannante at February 7, 2006 01:19 AM

Maybe it means they will open in 24 hours.

Posted by: Faolan at February 7, 2006 05:43 AM

Obligatory Stephen Wright quote:

"24 Hour banking? I haven't got time for that!"

Posted by: Glenn Lasher at February 7, 2006 06:31 AM

Maybe it was a holiday

Posted by: Melissa at February 7, 2006 10:01 AM

This is up there with the 24 hour service that kinkos provides in the Financial District; they close at 11 during the week and are totally closed on Sundays, this situation is broken; signage and management policies are broken.

Posted by: smartypants at February 7, 2006 10:51 AM

They work 24/7 just like our President.

24 hours a week, 7 months a year.

Posted by: Pat at February 7, 2006 12:41 PM

Although it doesn't look like it in this case, I have seen this type of gate used as a security barrier in places like pawn shops and check cashers, since they're usually located in the seedier parts of town and have a lot of cash on hand.

Posted by: Ron Mexico at February 7, 2006 03:02 PM

Most likely open 24 hrs a day, but not 7 days a week. (I think that is what smartypants was inferring). Still, a misleading sign like that is broken.

Posted by: steve h at February 7, 2006 03:53 PM

Perhaps it was on a day switching from daylight savings time which had 25 hours, and this was during the 1 hour of the day that they were closed. (How they're open for 24 hours during the day with only 23 hours I'm not sure.)

Much like how stores open 365 days a year would be closed on leap day.


Posted by: pcooper at February 7, 2006 03:58 PM

Perhaps someone passed them a rubber check and they went out of business!

Posted by: Lolo at February 7, 2006 04:13 PM

They're obviously afraid of them pesky robbers.

Perhaps you must shove your check through one of the slots and hope that they gather the courage to get it and cash it for you.

Posted by: zero??? at February 7, 2006 04:39 PM

The store is open. It's the gate that's closed...

Posted by: Bobo at February 7, 2006 04:41 PM

"If you make it in, we'll gladly serve you!" -lazy employees...

Posted by: zero??? at February 7, 2006 04:46 PM

Are those garbage bags underneath the window? That sends a pretty strong message. I think I'll stay away from check-cashing stores and just go to the bank.

Posted by: Confused Shopper at February 7, 2006 07:49 PM

As Steven Wright said .... not in a row!

Posted by: trv at February 8, 2006 06:50 AM

This is probably not the case, but is there an ATM outside?

Posted by: at February 8, 2006 12:45 PM

What kinds of activities does one suddenly NEED cash for at 3 am?

Drugs? hookers? gambling? booze?

Perhaps they used their own service and are off doing naughty things!!!

Posted by: vices anyone? at February 9, 2006 06:18 PM

To vices anyone?: IF you work nights where do you cash your pay check?

To the poster: Does the paper sign beside the door happen to say out of business, or evicted?

Posted by: Mike Robinson at February 13, 2006 02:18 AM

The open 24 hour sign is not really broken. The sign does not say "Always Open" like Denny's does. And it does not say "Open 365 Days a Year" either. The picture might have been taken on a national holiday or bank holiday ?


Posted by: Jonathan at February 19, 2006 11:00 PM

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