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With the exception of Bergen County in NJ, dealerships are open on Sundays in NY and NJ. Nothing but food stores and pharmacies are allowed to be open on Sundays in Bergen. But our new Governor is thinking of changing it:
(625 ILCS 5/5‑106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 5‑106)
Sec. 5‑106. No person may keep open, operate, or assist in keeping open or operating any established or additional place of business for the purpose of buying, selling, bartering, exchanging, or leasing for a period of 1 year or more, or offering for sale, barter, exchange, or lease for a period of 1 year or more, any motor vehicle, whether new or used, on the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday;
Lived in NY all my life up until a few years back. Dealers were always open on Sundays. Its not just dealerships though. Its all sorts of businesses that are closed just because its the Sabbath. Hell there is an entire fast food chain that doesn't open on Sundays down here.
I don't get it though. Saturday and Sunday are when people have time to do ****, why in the world would you close your business when the vast majority of your customer base has the time to stop in and potentially buy?