I bet the shop doesn't close at all.
It’s closing. This is how this business has survived since the early 1900’s. They bank as much as possible when things are good, then ‘go into hibernation’ when times are really tough. They shut down, the owners hold on for a few years, then they start up again when things turn around.
Trust me. They’ve already laid off half of their staff in anticipation of this election. The rest will get their pink slips in the morning.
This boss don’t bluff.