Don't Be Forced into Continuous Operation
Most retail tenants don’t want to be forced to open or continuously operate at their space. That’s because if their business suffers financially, it may be better to not open or go dark rather than lose money. What if your lease doesn’t say that you’re required to open or operate continuously? Just because the lease doesn’t mention this, that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook. Even a lease that’s silent on that issue might not protect you if you choose not to open or to go dark.