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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Rothesay Retailers Could Soon Set Their Own Sunday Shopping Hours

Retailers in Rothesay may soon be free to set their own Sunday shopping hours. 

Town council passing first and second reading of a bylaw amendment to remove the limitation of hours of operation from noon to 5pm on that day.

 Mayor Bill Bishop tells CHSJ News the idea that local retailers could be losing business because of the restriction is concerning to council, saying they would like to be supportive of the merchants and businesses in the valley since they've gone to some expense to set up their shops and they pay taxes to the town of Rothesay.

Council will make their final decision at the next meeting of council on April 14. Extended Sunday shopping hours took effect in Saint John in October of last year.