Yup. The law (not sure whether it's state or town) says close at 9, corp wants to close at 10. Which would basically require repealing the blue laws.
I can't find an exact outline of the laws regarding operating hours, but IME stores have always closed at 9 on Sundays. Our town has an additional restriction regarding big rigs on the main street that day (none after 8 PM I think, that might have more to do with noise ordinances), so we get our deliveries in the late afternoon and the overnight crew must start stocking at 9 PM if they expect to get done by Monday opening (7 AM). A couple of my CW's live in areas that are only accessible by bus, so extending our hours may mean they get stranded; the Sunday public transit schedules are already sporadic at best.
Individual stores can get permit exemptions, but my understanding is that there needs to be a reason other than "we have SOME customers showing up past closing". We can be open for limited hours on some major holidays. I don't know if all stores can ignore it; two or three of ours in the state also sell liquor which is an even more restrictive set of Sunday laws.
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Last edited by Dreamstalker; 07-28-2012 at 06:13 PM.