From Margaret: How about “flophouses” instead of “clooooosed”…(the elongation of the word “closed” was supposed to express my extreme irritation at driving halfway across Connecticut to the DMV and watching one of the menial government employees lock the door as I was walking up…apparently they decided to close ten minutes early). But seriously, what is a flophouse?!
(According to Wikpiedia: “A flophouse is a place that offers very cheap lodging, generally by providing only minimal services. Occupants of flophouses generally share bathroom facilities and reside in very tight quarters.”)