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Retailers to defy blue laws

Firms' challenge may force changes to dated state rules

Grayson Chromwell stocks up the shelves in preparation for the holiday sales at CompUSA on Tuesday. Store manager Christine Haskell said that last year when the store opened at midnight on Thanksgiving Day there were 300 people already waiting outside. This year the store plans to open again this year from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on the Thursday holiday.
Grayson Chromwell stocks up the shelves in preparation for the holiday sales at CompUSA on Tuesday. Store manager Christine Haskell said that last year when the store opened at midnight on Thanksgiving Day there were 300 people already waiting outside. This year the store plans to open again this year from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. on the Thursday holiday. (Globe Photo/ Wiqan An) Globe Photo/ Wiqan An
By Jenn Abelson
Globe Staff / November 22, 2006

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Electronics retailer CompUSA Inc. and Asian grocer Super 88 are planning to open on Thanksgiving Day in Massachusetts, apparently in defiance of the state's 17th-century blue laws that prohibit most merchants from doing business on the holiday. (Full article: 933 words)

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