Several readers have submitted complaints to LNN that there is an extreme shortage of ‘open’ food establishments in Lakewood like grocery stores, restaurants and take-outs during seasonal times like Motzei Shabbos, Motzei Shabbos Chanukah or after a fast.
Last night LNN received dozens of messages from locals that were making their rounds to several local food establishments to purchase bagels or donuts but one after another, stores were closed.
Several Lakewood residents also told LNN that they are always looking forward to eat out with their families after a Taanis (fast day) but are shocked to find restaurants to be closed when they would usually be open during that time of the day.
Local food establishment owners reached out to LNN saying that they are also entitled to party Motzei Shabbos Chanukah and spend time with their families during these seasonal times and people should make arrangements beforehand and not rely on the last minute.
Other eatery owners told LNN that their workers are not interested in working during these times and they can’t find workers that would.
Another reader noted that several supermarkets in Lakewood are closed every Motzei Shabbos, even during the winter when Shabbos ends before 6:00 pm.
“I work in a industry that requires to be open Motzei Shabbos so I totally understand what it means to work then – but I think it’s time for more stores from New York to open in Lakewood because they seem to get it”, another reader told LNN.
So, is there still a shortage of food establishments in Lakewood? Let us know in the comments section below.