Small Grocery Stores Will Be Allowed to Be Open on Holidays
Yesterday (May 2) The Maine House of Representatives endorsed a new bill looking to let small grocery stores to now be open in Maine on Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.
According to the Bangor Daily News, "Maine’s current ban on certain businesses opening on Sundays and holidays is part of the state’s web of blue laws."
The bill will let local municipalities pass ordinances allowing grocery stores between 5,000 and 10,000 feet to open.
Those opposing the measure cite workers losing family time on the holidays.