[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Cresskill as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-1-1981 by Ord. No. 80-23-780 as Ch. 67, Art. I, of the 1981 Code]
It is hereby declared to be the purpose of this article to regulate the opening and closing hours of retail businesses located in a commercial zone within the Borough of Cresskill in order to avoid noise, inconvenience and disturbance of residential areas within the Borough of Cresskill which are caused when retail establishments remain open during the late hours. It is hereby declared and determined to be in the best interests of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Borough of Cresskill that the retail businesses regulated by this article cease the conduct of their business at a reasonable hour.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- RETAIL BUSINESS
- Includes any business which holds itself out to the general public for the sale at retail of goods and services.
[Amended 4-2-2008 by Ord. No. 08-03-1345]
Every retail business located in a commercial zone within the municipality, excluding restaurants and businesses regulated by the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, in the Borough of Cresskill, shall be closed to the public, and business with the public therein shall be and is hereby prohibited after the hour of 12:00 midnight and before the hour of 4:30 a.m. of any day.