Paterson business owners object to curfew proposal, claim they'll lose income

A proposed curfew in Paterson is facing opposition from business owners. The city council is considering regulating business hours in crime hot spots.

A proposed curfew in Paterson is facing opposition

A proposed curfew in Paterson is facing opposition from business owners. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

PATERSON - A proposed curfew in Paterson is facing opposition from business owners.

The city council is considering regulating business hours in crime hot spots.

Businesses would have to close at midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 p.m. the rest of the week.

Some business owners say it unfairly forces some businesses to close early and potentially lose revenue.

"I think closing businesses early is not the way to stop the crime here in Paterson," says barbershop owner Juan Peralta. "I think the problems are places that sell alcohol, bars and strip clubs, places like that."

There is a public hearing on the business curfew issue August 19.

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