But the state closes virtually all retail shopping in posh mall-enclave Bergen County on Sundays — including the lucrative Sunday after Thanksgiving — thanks to the county’s arcane, outdated blue laws, in place since 1704.
Many local residents with full-time jobs find it tough just to accomplish mundane errands like picking up dry-cleaning or going to Home Depot when limited to just one weekend day to do so.
Brick-and-mortar retailers need all the help they can get to be accessible to those that wish to shop, since practically anything can be ordered online on Sunday and delivered Monday.
So it’s time to apply some of New Jersey’s Census-determined smarts and take populous Bergen County out of the horse-and-buggy days. It will help those who want to work Sundays — and those who want to commit the sin of conducting commerce in the mall capital closest to the city.