Report: Mass. Blue Laws Force Stores To Open Later On Black Friday

BOSTON (CBS) – The biggest shopping day of the year is just over a week away – Black Friday – a make-or-break event for retailers all over Massachusetts.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Just don’t ask exactly when stores are going to open.

The Boston Globe reports that retailers are now pulling back from plans to open at midnight after Thanksgiving, thanks to Massachusetts old Blue Laws, which prohibit many stores from selling on Thanksgiving and from having people work that day.

As a result, Macy’s now plans to open at 12:30 a.m. on Black Friday, Target is opening at 1 a.m. and Wal-Mart will stay closed until 4 a.m.

It’s unknown what other chains, like Best Buy and Toys-R-Us, will do after advertising midnight openings.

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