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Old 02-09-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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Default Why do most businesses in the area

not open until noon on sunday?Is it a church thing?I could remember that being done in long island when I was a boy,but that was like 40 years ago.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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Yes, your in the Bible belt!!!
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:42 AM
 
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It's also why alcohol can't be purchased until noon on Sundays. You have to wait till after church to get a 6 pack.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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It's also why alcohol can't be purchased until noon on Sundays. You have to wait till after church to get a 6 pack.
yeah,I knew about the beer,but the retail is what confused me.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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Yes, your in the Bible belt!!!
And quite a tight belt it seems to be.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The owners of Chic Fil A don't allow any of their stores to open on Sundays!

Why is it that I always feel like having some Chic Fil A on Sunday???

Vicki
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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The owners of Chic Fil A don't allow any of their stores to open on Sundays!

Why is it that I always feel like having some Chic Fil A on Sunday???

Vicki
Ya know I've never been there,dying to try it.I think I'll go today,thanks for the reminder!
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:22 AM
 
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A lot of the retail places where I grew up in NJ still open late on Sundays. The Malls in my hometown in Jersey still don't open until 11am on Sunday. It is quite common and not really unique to this area.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:48 AM
 
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The South seems to have a lot of places that just plain aren't open on Sundays. I'm sure that's a Bible Belt thing. But as for stores opening later on Sunday, that's par for the course even for the major retail chains nationwide.

Mike
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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They're called "Blue Laws", though when I was growing up (here) a LOT more businesses were closed all day long on Sunday. Most now open at 1:00. Yes, it is to accomodate customers and employees who go to church, but it's gotten more lax in recent years. For example, the alcohol cutoff used to be 1:00 PM, now it is noon (a whole hour, woo!). I remember going to a Sunday Brunch and my mother was dying for a mimosa but it was 12:50--we had to sit and with until the magic 1:00 PM.

Someone I used to know in retail from the Rockies said that there, while they didn't ever close on Sunday, they DID close Saturdays at 6:00 (just like Sunday). So perhaps the fact that our malls and stores generally stay open until 9 on Saturday nights is due to making up for the (once upon a time) lost sales on Sunday? Is anyone from an area where they are open both Satruday nights til 9 AND Sundays all day? It would be interesting to know the history of weekend business hours, since the entire country was of course once MUCH more 'ruled' by church, not just the South.

PS--we have gotten rid of some other "Bible Belt"-ish laws such as that Bibles didn't used to be taxed (when I started working in bookstores in 1988--law changed about 1990) and some states still don't sell Lottery tickets on Sunday.
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