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Utah businesses debate Sunday question

An unfamiliar sign to outsiders adorns the doors and windows of businesses across Utah: Closed Sundays.

A number of businesses choose to voluntarily close their doors on Sundays throughout Utah, and in Utah County in particular, even when they open out-of-state. For some, it’s a matter of religious conviction. For others, it’s a simple matter of demographics.

The University Mall in Orem has always had the policy of shutting its doors on Sundays from the time it opened in 1973.

“We have just taken a good hard look at our community and the makeup of our community and felt it would be best if we tried to not have our mall open on Sunday,” said Rob Kallas, general manager of the mall.

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