updated 10:20 am EST, Wed February 2, 2011
County still enforcing religious restrictions
Two Apple Stores in Bergen County, New Jersey are devising a way of getting around local "blue" laws preventing shops from opening on Sundays, sources say. While the state technically abolished such restrictions in 1959, local jurisdictions were allowed to enforce their own laws favoring religions with Sunday observances. The Garden State Plaza Apple Store in Paramus and the Tice's Corner outlet in Woodcliff Lake are said to be Apple's only US retail sites not open on Sundays.
To circumvent limitations, the stores are said to be planning to only offer services on Sundays, rather than products, since local blue laws are directed mostly at sales of goods. Some available services will reportedly include Genius Bar appointments and training classes. While the outlets may not earn much if any money from such an approach, it should help to alleviate heavy store traffic during the rest of the week.