City Island business spends 4th anniversary closed due to COVID-19 pandemic

One city island business spent its 4th anniversary with its doors closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the owners are not losing hope that one day, they’ll be able to open up their toy chest again for the community.

News 12 Staff

May 20, 2020, 2:03 AM

Updated 1,470 days ago

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One city island business spent its 4th anniversary with its doors closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the owners are not losing hope that one day, they’ll be able to open up their toy chest again for the community. 
Dan Treiber went from selling vintage toys from his childhood home, to a Brooklyn flea market and then out of a store he and his wife opened four years ago on City Island. 
Now, 239 Play Store is planning a reopening. 
"I'm almost certain I'm going to have a line at my store. I've never had a line,” said Treiber. 
Treiber is waiting for the day the state allows non-essential stores like 239 Play to open back up, but he says he’s being patient. 
 "I don't want to open my store and, you know, I'm not worried about me getting sick, I'm worried about my mom getting sick, I am worried about someone else's grandma getting sick,” said Treiber. 
He says he’s also not in a hurry to change the way he does business because of the coronavirus pandemic. 
Treiber says his joy comes from the customer's experience. He is planning on customers being able to safely enjoy his store one day again, but for now, Treiber and his wife are living off savings, generously leaving loan assistance to small businesses who may need it even more.
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