7-11 in Matawan CLOSED

7-11 in Matawan CLOSED

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Hope

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jul 3, 2011
Not surprised. Hope all those illegals take a train south and keep going. More likely scenario is they'll all migrate across the street. I'll be forced to run to the big grocery stores for just a gallon of milk rather than face the uncomfortable stares of those who hang out there.
Skizots

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jul 5, 2011
I found it strange that a sign at that 7-11 indicatd that they were relocating to the one on Matawan (?) Ave., near the Cliffwood Ave. & Morristown Ave. intersection; yet that particular 7-11 has been there all along. I have no problem with the so-called "illegals" hanging out there. They spend $ buying items from that 7-11 location, the contractors & landscapers who hire them also spend their $ there. They're willing to work extremely hard for little money; more than what the average American would have ever done. Now that we're in this job crisis, people now blame the "illegals" for "stealing" our jobs. That's the biggest joke!

Since: May 11

Matawan, NJ

#3 Jul 5, 2011
The problem with the "illegals" is their numbers continue to grow and they don't pay for services that they use. Lets take healthcare for example, they have no insurance so all treatment is considered charity care. Now we have always had some people who were charity care, this isn't a new problem, but the difference today is in the numbers of people who are using it. The numbers are so high that hospitals are closing because of it.

Another issue is the "anchor babies". Now we have a couple in the country illegally who have children. This child is now going to require education, which is paid for by taxes. These people are typically paid in cash and only rent a room or space and pay no school tax.

Again renters have always existed and never paid taxes and have had children, this is not new, the difference here again is in the numbers. There is a huge influx in these children which are using the school system and their parents are not paying anything into it.
Dave

Hazlet, NJ

#4 Jul 5, 2011
You're kidding right. All the businesses in the 3 surrounding towns have all stated publicly that they wish these guys would move because they're losing too much business. The coffee and donut these guys buy daily do not offset the money lost by other patrons who don't or won't stop there. The fact that the place closed due to poor business is the big staring proof of it all but no one seems content to admit it. I simply have no idea why. Daylaborering is illegal. New Jersey laws forbids businesses from picking up workers who do not have "Working Papers" to work in New Jersey. Since it happens and has happened right in the public eye for years now with many people saying anything is unbelievable. Nothing wrong with working but if they're legal workers then they can get picked up at home by the businesses that get to know them. Just like I used to do.
ladie2

Old Bridge, NJ

#5 Jul 6, 2011
I don't get it I don't have any school age kids but I still pay for the school but they don't have to. i was told they have mopre rights than I do and you know they are right but I am not going to back down to them. I work and pay for everything I get and they live better then us. Tell me what is wrong with this country. I would not mind if they had to pay just like us we see our country have homeless americans while the illegals have homes and food for almost nothing.
Dave

Hazlet, NJ

#6 Jul 10, 2011
Because illegals have crazy people behind them. Lets take one example. Illegals of Hispanic descent enter this country and cost tax payers billions of dollars each year. The money they work by doing the jobs they do add up to a drop in the bucket what it costs us. Now you have Americans of Hispanic decent sticking up for these people. Not because they want them to have a better life but because they are Hispanic. Talk about "Racial Profiling". If Americans ( I use the term generally) would just band together against illegals the problem would right itself. Unfortunately, thats not the case.
nuckapleez

Pelham, NY

#7 Jul 10, 2011
The store moved to route 34, because a lack of business, not because of Mexicans. If it's anyone's fault it's lazy Americans who would rather patronize a business on a highway rather than one in downtown.
Jack

Saddle Brook, NJ

#8 Jul 12, 2011
Why are the 7-11`s on Morristown Road & Rt. 34 South thriving ? Because they don`t have 50 illegal aliens loitering in front of their stores and surrounding vehicles , CASE CLOSED .
nuckapleez

Pelham, NY

#9 Jul 12, 2011
the one on maple and broad in keyport is always busy and there's more mexicans there than in mexico.
Hope

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Jul 15, 2011
Nuckapleez, exactly why do you think there was a lack of business for an establishment that thrived for decades? Hmm. What's changed in the last 10 - 15 years? I guess no one liked their coffee anymore.
Dave

Hazlet, NJ

#11 Jul 16, 2011
Instead of making up excuses for the business change why don't you just ask the owner, Like I did. He didn't exactly blame the daylaborers for his business failure there but he did confirm that they didn't purchase as much stuff as people believe they did. When I asked did he think that the people standing around stopped other consumers from coming in he just shrugged and said I guess women because he noticed a decline of women customers over the past few years. That response is similar to the 7-11 in Keyport. That owner said the same thing. Women customers complaining about the catcalling and stuff. Business dropped off. It's undeniable if you want to make an honest conclusion.
Dave

Hazlet, NJ

#12 Jul 16, 2011
The owner of that 7-11 added "no trespassing" signs in English and Spanish just like the owner of the billboard company across the street. He doesn't want the daylaborers there. He confirmed they really don't spend that much money there. The owner of the billboard area is furious that the town allows the guys to chain their bikes to his "no trespassing signs". I don't begrudge anyone an opportunity to work but daylaboring in New Jersey is against the law. You have to have working papers to work for commercial employers. You and I can hire anyone because we don't fall under that label but these landscaping, plumbing and other contractors are prohibited by law from stopping and picking workers off the street unless they know they are certified to work. Not an illegal immigrant issue and documented worker issue. Don't be confused.

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Since: Sep 10

Matawan NJ

#13 Jul 16, 2011
Um, ya know,

These "illegals" as some put it really dont have an easy way to go.
They leave their wives and kids in their country, work here (when they can)for peanuts(basically), send most of that $ back to their wife and kids and do it while living in some apartment with 5 other guys. Some even live in the woods, in the winter.

Now thats not an easy life.

Having said that, some ARE leagal, most not. I personally they would all become legal, it would better for everyone.

The other thing is I have been in that 7/11 many times and part of this is the owners fault, whom I have met many times.
The place never was well kept, not many employees, no cheerfullness and no perkes like right across the street at Quick Check.
But I can understand why, no money and you cant hire people. Kinda caught between a rock and hard place there.

Anyway, just my opinion but if the place was run better it would still be there.

1 last thing to ask, Quick Check right across the street is also loaded with day workers. All day long. Why is their buisness thriving as it always is?
Jack

Browns Mills, NJ

#14 Jul 18, 2011
True story. A friend of mine lost her mother a few years ago and held the funeral services and the funeral home down the street from 7-11. While standing outside smoking a cigarette, her cousin from Queens realized he was out of cigarettes and asked her where the nearest convenience store was. She pointed him to the 7-11 just past the train station. The poor guy got the heart attack of his life when he pulled in to the 7-11 parking lot in his new large ford pickup and five guys jumped into the back. Luckily someone in the parking lot was bilingual and explained to the gentlemen in the cab that the nice man in the suit with the pickup was NOT looking for daylaborers.
Dave

Hazlet, NJ

#15 Jul 19, 2011
Now something like that wouldn't deter people from shopping there! Would it? My point exactly. That is not the only occurance like that. You hear similar stories about trucks and SUV's being approached all the time. Yet you have people posting here that try to minimize the atmosophere that these guys create. I was at the 7-11 a year or so ago and two women with New york plates pulled up. When they got out the guys across the street starting catcalling these women in Spanish. They must have understood what was said (I didn't) and they looked at each other and said lets get out of this F------ town. True stories like this happen all of the time. It's not hysteria or racism or any of the other ridiculous excuses that people use to try and justify the quality of life destruction that these sites cause. It's improper, illegal, and unnecessary. You want to go to work and you're a legal worker have the company pick you up at home.
Skizots

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Jul 21, 2011
Dave, your posts are well taken. My posts are based soley on my personal experiences. Be that as it may, "Liberty Interiors" has a very valid point: If the Quick Check has these Mexican (alleged) illegals all standing out infront, how is it that their business is still thriving, and the 7-11 across from them did not? It may indeed be illegal, but as long as we have a struggling economy, there will always be contractors & landscapers who will purposely go to such establishments to pick up last minute cheap labor, while spending their own money in the store. There will also be other working professionals who may avoid these stores because of the (alleged) Mexicans. Perhpas that 7-11 closed because of violations.
kate

Keyport, NJ

#17 Jul 21, 2011
Quick Check is alot newer plue the day labors are not any where near the store!Q
Liberty Interiors LLC wrote:
Um, ya know,
These "illegals" as some put it really dont have an easy way to go.
They leave their wives and kids in their country, work here (when they can)for peanuts(basically), send most of that $ back to their wife and kids and do it while living in some apartment with 5 other guys. Some even live in the woods, in the winter.
Now thats not an easy life.
Having said that, some ARE leagal, most not. I personally they would all become legal, it would better for everyone.
The other thing is I have been in that 7/11 many times and part of this is the owners fault, whom I have met many times.
The place never was well kept, not many employees, no cheerfullness and no perkes like right across the street at Quick Check.
But I can understand why, no money and you cant hire people. Kinda caught between a rock and hard place there.
Anyway, just my opinion but if the place was run better it would still be there.
1 last thing to ask, Quick Check right across the street is also loaded with day workers. All day long. Why is their buisness thriving as it always is?
Skizots

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Jul 22, 2011
Kate, I drive down Main St. almost every day; and when I do, there are plenty of day laborers (Mexicans) standing on the grounds of the Quick Check. Quick Check may be newer than the former 7-11, but it's not that new. From what I remember, it's been around for at least 15 years.
lol

Germany

#19 Jul 23, 2011
si senor
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Philadelphia, PA

#20 Jul 23, 2011
hahaahah

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