The Boston Globe reported yesterday on what city services would be closed in observing New Year’s Day.
“Retail stores: Open at owner’s discretion.
Liquor stores: Open at owner’s discretion.
Convenience stores: Open at owner’s discretion.”
This implies supermarkets are absolutely open, regardless of their owners’ preferences. This, in turn, implies there’s a law mandating this, since only a law can keep a business owner from closing his doors pretty much any day he wants.
So what’s the law, then?