FREE HOUSING INVESTMENT STORE STORE OWNER ROBERT WATSON SAYS THE STORES ARE CLOSED.
Rob Stewart, owner of the Free Home Investment Stores in New York City, said the stores will be closed Wednesday as part of a citywide citywide safety and sanitation plan.
Stewart said the freezers at the stores have been breached and that customers have been instructed to store their belongings in locked safes and other secure areas.
The stores sell free home improvement products, and some of them have become magnets for thieves.
Stewart also said there are reports of customers stealing credit cards from the stores.
It’s a pretty grim situation for our community, he said.
There’s a lot of pressure on us to sell, Stewart said.
He added that the stores are expected to remain open, but they are closing because of safety and safety protocols that were put in place.
The stores are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island.