Retailers shut up shop for the day

A MAJORITY of North-West retailers kept their doors shut on Anzac Day.
HangZhou Night Net

Many businesses are legally unable to open until 12.30pm on the day.

Recent rule changes led to many questions in retail land.

Central Coast Chamber of Commerce and Industry members asked for information on the new rules, chamber president Leonie Hiscutt said.

She said she had not had much feedback yet on Anzac Day trading, but would look into it at a chamber meet and greet session tonight.

Employers can be fined up to $26,000 for doing the wrong thing under Anzac Day trading restrictions.

In Burnie, about 70% of CBD stores remained closed in the afternoon.

Most locally owned businesses were shut, with a few exceptions.

Kmart, Chickenfeed and the Reject Shop were operating, along with a smattering of clothing stores.

Meanwhile, Devonport resembled a Sunday, with a number of people around.

The Kmart and Coles area was chock-a-block and Fourways was quite busy despite not many stores being open there.

Harvey Norman stayed shut in both cities, saying it was out of respect for the Diggers.

This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.

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