Don Burkett, in his DeKalb Blog, asks a question many have, for a long time now. Why aren’t the downtown DeKalb stores open after work when customers can actually shop there? Read on below and more at the ‘Read More’ link for an outsider’s perspective:
Merchants of DeKalb, want to increase your revenue? I have 2 tips for you.
1) Be Open for Business when your customers want to shop.
2) Get together and develop some consistent store hours.
What you have now is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen.
Before I go any further, let me explain, I don’t really care what hours you’re open or even why you choose the crazy business hours some of you keep.
I’m guessing most of you own your own businesses and you are entitled to be open whenever you want.
But, I will make an observation that can’t be refuted, The inconsistency impacts business for all of you. It thwarts people who would otherwise go Downtown after work to walk around and browse.