[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Franklin Lakes 2-14-1990 by Ord. No. 893 as Sec. 4-8 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Hours for establishments selling alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 144.
Purpose. The purpose of this chapter is the regulation of opening and closing hours of certain retail business establishments to which the public is invited in the interest of the protection of the employees, patrons and law enforcement officers within the Borough of Franklin Lakes. It has been determined that unprotected and understaffed businesses and commercial retail enterprises are prey to the criminal element in our society during the late night and early morning hours.
Scope. This chapter and the hours of opening and closing described herein shall apply to all businesses operating within the Borough of Franklin Lakes which invite the public onto its premises for the sale of goods, merchandise, food or other materials directly to said public. It is further declared that the regulation of hours of various retail businesses is necessary to avoid the noise, inconvenience and disturbance to residential areas in which said businesses are located or are adjacent to. It is further declared and determined to be in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Borough of Franklin Lakes that said retail businesses regulated by this chapter cease the conduct of their business at the hours described herein.
[Amended 7-21-2015 by Ord. No. 1635]
Except as otherwise provided in Chapter 144 for premises with an alcoholic beverage license, restaurants and diners may be open to the public from 5:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
All other businesses regulated by this chapter may be open to the public from 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight.
This chapter shall not preclude the businesses covered hereunder from supplying stock, receiving merchandise or otherwise servicing said business.
Any person who shall violate a provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.