Pamela McNaughton, owner of the Tattered Page used bookstore in Mount Vernon, has closed her store on Sundays because of the minimum wage increase. Her store had been open 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, employing one minimum wage employee that day.
“We didn’t make enough money some days to even pay that employee before (the wage increase),” McNaughton said. “It’d be nice if they took into consideration what you make in a year or profit margin before this (rule change). Some businesses that are barely hanging on might not survive.”