Stores In NYC Start Accepting Euros

The dollar just isn’t what it used to be, ya know? “Euros accepted” signs are popping up all over NYC as shopkeepers (for one) welcome our new tourist overlords:

“We had decided that money is money and we’ll take it and just do the exchange whenever we can with our bank,” Robert Chu, owner of East Village Wines, told Reuters television.

“We didn’t realize we would take so much in and there were that many people traveling or having euros to bring in. But some days, you’d be surprised at how many euros you get,” Chu said.

“Now we have to get familiar with other currencies and the (British) pound and the Canadian dollars we take,” he said.

“Euros Accepted” signs pop up in New York City [Reuters]
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