MOUNT VERNON — If you have ever been in downtown Mount Vernon after 5 p.m., you have probably noticed the scarcity of businesses open. This is why the downtown businesses are taking a step in the “later” direction by offering extended hours on Thursdays.

Effective immediately, nine businesses will be open until 7 p.m. on Thursdays, and three will be open until 6 p.m., to offer more availability to the consumers.

Extending business hours for those who work or are otherwise unable to make it downtown until after 5 p.m., has been a topic of conversation for some time, said Marsha Ernst, Kudos manager and organizer of the extended hours.

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