In a unanimous vote including that of Mayor Ben Dover, the city council decided to lift the ban on Black Friday retroactive to last year. The vote was taken Monday evening after a heated debate in council chambers. City merchants have been furious ever since the city of Bridge Port banned the after Thanksgiving event, causing them to lose serious revenue from lost sales. Men's Under ware store owner Titus Fitt told Channel 1 News, "It's about time they lifted this ban. I'm not sure if making it retroactive to last year will help, but we'll see."
|This picture was taken in 2011 as the ban|
on Black Friday was put into place in Bridge Port.
Upon returning to Bridge Port, Mayor Dover called a special closed door meeting with the local Chamber of Commerce and the council, where the council members responsible for the ban learned what Black Friday really meant and immediately expressed remorse for their actions. Motions to overturn the ban were tabled until this week.
|Mayor Ben Dover and lady friends were sailing|
in Mexico when he heard of the Black Friday Ban.