October 27 2015

Kohl's To Be Open Overnight on Black Friday

By: Rich Hosford

There will be a chance for overnight shopping on Black Friday in at least one Burlington store this year. 


Kohl’s Department Store was granted a license to open at 1 a.m. Thursday night/Friday morning and to close at midnight on Friday. The store’s normal hours of operation is 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. 


This is the second year that Kohl’s has applied for overnight hours during the holiday season after the board made it legal under a bylaw three years ago. 


Before voting selectmen asked if there were any issues last year. Town Administrator John Petrin said none were raised last year. 


The board approved the license but kept the same conditions it put on it last year. It said that if enough stores apply to stay open late or overnight, the town can assign a detail officer if officials deem it necessary. If a detail officer is needed the stores will be required to cover the cost. 


The final vote to grant the license was 4-0-0. Selectmen Chris Hartling, who last year voted against the store staying open overnight, was not in attendance. 

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