Can a Landlord Restrict Business Hours in a Commercial Lease?
Operating hour restrictions are often found in commercial mall leases, and it is possible for such clauses to be enforced by monetary damages. A municipal ordinance restricting business hours may also be enforced through civil fines. The answer will likely be governed by contract law principles according to the term of the applicable lease. A landlord may have stipulations in the lease that the building is open for operation only within specified hours. If you the business is located in a shopping mall, you may be required to be open for business at all times that the mall is open and restricted from opening outside of those hours. It is also possible for the lease to provide for damages for noncompliance. You may use the contact information at the following link to inquire about applicable ordinances.