NPGS Lakewood To Be Closed Most Of The Day On Thursday In Honor Of Funeral

npgs_wmPHOTO: NPGS Lakewood supermarket has announced it will be closed most of the day Thursday in honor of the funeral for Chris Matlosz. The popular supermarket will be closed from 9:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m. The supermarket will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.

The NPGS in Jackson will remain open.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. I hope the street’s will be filled with all the residents of lakewood, to show our support not only to the police dept, but to the family of Officer Matlosz

  2. I hope more businesses in the downtown area follow and do the same. All of Lakewood should line the streets of downtown during the services to show their respect for the family and police. This is the time to show the rest of the country that Lakewood is a caring town and shows it’s respect to a person that showed respect and protected the town where we live, work and play.

  3. Wachovia on Main St. said this morning they will be open at the request of the township, so their facilities can be used by people attending the funeral. Parking, Rest rooms, Coffee, etc.

  4. While we are appreciative for the law enforcement.Lets also remember that the law enforcement should be respectful and appreciative towards us. The government is there by the people and for the people and paid for by the people, and their attitude does not always reflect that. we would appreciate it if that would change.
    RIP officer Matlosz.

  5. It’s very nice that they are closing their store which will be in the heart of the funeral ceremony- It would be quite disrespectful to have people trying to get through the procession to get their groceries. It would be very hard to remain open because there wouldnt be that much business at such a time- I hope that the other stores recognize this fact.

  6. We should all do something tom. at 12pm. say tehilim, attend the funeral do somthing to honor this man who was killed protecting you.

    RIP Chris, may your killer rot in jail

  7. My kid’s school is having a school-wide Moment of Silence in honor of Chris. They are doing it during lunch so htat there is no bittul torah. I am very pleased that they are teaching respect and hakoras hatov for a person who daily put his life in danger for our safety and paid the ultimate price.

    I think all YEshivas should do this.

  8. They are closing because the street will be closed nothing to do with respect, its impossible to be open, why does everything deserve a comment?

  9. In response to 12. NPGS has an entrance on First Street & could have remained opened but chose not to. A troumendous Kiddush Hashem. The owner chose what is right over monetary gains.

  10. to 13 Nice try!!

    the “exit” on first street barely serves its purpose as an exit. It would not be possible for it serve as an entrance as well.

    Besides, How can people get TO first Street?????????

  11. about #12’s comment: seems rather cynical. I work there and I am often surprised by the number of people who walk over from nearby complexes (i.e. Queen Gardens, 1st and 2nd Street, Park Ave., Kedma, etc.) While there today people expressed support for NPGS’s decision but many did not seem to feel that it would be a great inconvenience to walk an extra block if they had to. Considering the expense of shutting down on a Thursday, I don’t think you can say this decision was made lightly. The fact is that in the office today the main thing being discussed in relation to the closing was the desire to show proper respect. There was also a tremendous amount of solidarity with the police being expressed by employees and customers alike the entire time I was there today.

  12. To all the blogger out there, who always look for a opportunity to
    find a fault with the orthodox community….

    Please take note, that here is a business that is owned by them, willing to stand to lose a major profit, in order to show respect to a fallen police officer. How many of you in your beliefs are willing to take a stand when it hurts YOUR POCKET….

  13. Amazing someone does something nice and selfless standing to lose thousands or tens of thousands of dollars and all you guys can do is rip each other! Mr NPGS owner your a good guy!!

  14. The “Non Profit” Grocery Store has never paid me late. Their lack of profit seems to be going to good use! Many people depend on them for parnassah.

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