Reporting Steve Sandberg
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP / 1010 WINS / WCBS 880) – The northern New Jersey town of Paramus will not let stores open two hours early on Black Friday.
The Paramus council withdrew a resolution that would have approved the one-time change Tuesday night.
WCBS 880′s Sean Adams reports
Stores are not permitted to open before 7 a.m. or after 11 p.m. because the town wants to avoid being overrun by shoppers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The National Retail Federation told The Record newspaper Paramus may be one of the only major shopping towns in the nation to ban early-bird and midnight openings.
Retailers have asked for early Black Friday hours in the past and been turned down. But the Chamber of Commerce asked again this year because it believed newly elected council members would be more receptive.
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