Comment 69642

By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted September 14, 2011 at 22:30:35

Tonight, Hamilton city council voted 11 to 4 in favour of repealing the Hamilton store hours by-law to give retailers more flexibility in setting their hours to compete with stores in other municipalities. Here is the recent staff report which recommended the change:

And here is a related article titled "Shop late and legal" by Matthew Van Dongen on tonight:

One would gather that more flexible store hours will be a boost to many Hamilton retailers. It will be particularly interesting to see whether it provides a much needed positive impact to downtown retail businesses. From another perspective, if a box store with extended hours finds its way onto half of the Barton-Tiffany lands as some have speculated, it could create some unanticipated and undesirable results for the surrounding neighbourhood.

Comment edited by RenaissanceWatcher on 2011-09-14 23:09:34

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