Good afternoon from Butler & Bailey Market!
I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend! We had a nice weekend at the store. The mood of Rocky Hill seems to be improving, which makes our job a lot easier.
It has been quite the roller coaster ride over the last three months at the store. I don’t think we have stepped off of the ride just yet, but maybe we are nearing the end…the part where you start slowing down and the rises & falls are not quite as dramatic. I imagine most everyone’s lives have been similar.
Our staff continues to enjoy good health and is doing a great job keeping the store sanitized. We have all ruined some clothes, we have so much bleach splashing around this place. I don’t know about you, but I am tired of smelling bleach and rubbing alcohol all day.
The store is slowly but surely filling up with products again. We are still struggling to get supply on paper products as well as cleaning products, especially hand wipes, but we get a few more items every week. With the world starting to get back to activity, I think supply will continue to improve.
Moving forward, we are going to start opening on Sundays this week. The Sunday hours will be 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. We will continue to be closed on Wednesdays. I think our present staff and inventory level can support this change, so we will see how it goes? I know it will be a lot more convenient for our customers to have an extra shopping day. So, going forward, we will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Wednesday, and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Please help us spread the word about Sundays!
Finally, this has been an exhausting three months for all of us. Each of us have had to decide how we are going to cope with the circumstances. Some have thrown caution to the wind, while others have taken every precaution available. It has been and will continue to be a delicate balance dealing with each person’s differing expectations as they work and shop in the store. While I know we have fallen short of people’s expectations on some occasions, I think we have treated everyone with kindness, patience, respect, and understanding. It may not be medical science, but it seems to have been the right formula for us and our community.
Thank you for all of the positive reinforcement and support you have always given us, especially throughout this ordeal and look forward to brighter tomorrows!
Thanks for letting us be a part of your community!