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Your Easter traditions and celebrations will likely be on a smaller scale this year, but hopefully you're able to celebrate the holiday, even if you're staying close to home. It's possible that as you’re preparing to whip up a meal, you might find you’ve forgotten one (or a few) ingredients to make your Easter brunch recipes or your favorite Easter dinner ideas, and now you’re frantic to figure out which stores are open on Easter Sunday. Remember that during this time of social distancing, some retailers are operating under limited hours and face masks are required. But if you do need to venture out, we have everything you need to know about what stores are open on Easter Sunday. As always, it's best to contact your local store to confirm hours before heading out, just in case they are taking different measures.
Stores Open on Easter:
The Home Depot
If you need to make a last-minute home repair, you're in luck: All locations are open with abbreviated hours.
The superstore will be open for Easter this year. Most locations are open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Check with your local store. Most are opening from 7 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m. on Easter.
Giant stores remained closed for Easter in 2020 and are expected to be closed in 2021 as well.
Contact your local store. Some locations are closed this Easter.
All stores will be open this year, but hours vary by location. Check their online store locator to confirm.
Stores are open this year. Times vary based on location.
Hours vary store to store, so it's recommended to contact your local shop to get details on its schedule.
You should be able to pop by your local CVS on Easter, but you might want to double check on pharmacy hours before you go.
As with CVS, you can stop by Rite Aid for picking up any last minute Easter candies or cards, but calling up about pharmacy hours at your local store might be your best bet.
The pharmacy chain stays open year-round, but it's advisable to make sure your local store's pharmacy is open if picking up prescriptions. Most 24-hour locations are opening 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Easter.
Stores Closed on Easter:
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Ontario moves to Step One on Friday: Here’s what you need to know locally
While there will certainly be some changes to what’s open and available in Sudbury on Friday, June 11 at 12:01 a.m., it may not be as wide open as some hope. Reduced capacity, face-coverings and physical distancing regulations are still in place, though lightened under the Step 1 framework.
While non-essential items can now be purchased in many stores, those stores will still be at reduced capacity until the province enters Step Two, and many outside of the City of Greater Sudbury are still closed, including Timmins.
Essential retail services can now open at a slightly increased 25-per-cent capacity and discount and big box stores can sell all goods. Non-essential retail can operate at 15-per-cent capacity and can sell all goods.
This only relates to retailers that have their own street-facing entrance, rather than a location inside a mall.
That’s because indoor malls are not open to the public under Step 1. Retail stores in malls are closed unless the stores have a street-facing entrance, but many of the stores are continuing to offer curbside pickup.
This is true of the New Sudbury Centre and the Southridge Mall, as well as Elm Place (formerly the Rainbow Centre). You can find more details about the New Sudbury Centre website, and contact the specific stores in the other Sudbury malls.
However, if you are looking to spend some time on a restaurant patio, you are in luck. Many restaurants are opening their patios, even temporary patios, and though there are still limitations, for instance, there are no more than four people allowed at a table and face-coverings must be worn.
As well, a majority of local restaurants are not taking reservations for their patio seatings, operating on a first come, first serve basis, and some have time limits in place
Indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals at 15-per-cent capacity of the room and any outdoors religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals are allowed, but again with limited capacity, in order to accommodate physical distancing of two metres.
Step 1 will also help keep the kids entertained with a move to increasing capacity at outdoor pools and wading pools, now limited only to permit physical distancing of two metres. Now, outdoor zoos, landmarks, historic sites and botanical gardens are open with capacity limited to 15 per cent for ticketed areas, as well as day camps.
And while provincial parks had been opened for day use previously, and the Greater Sudbury Public Library now offers free day use passes, overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks, is allowed under Step 1.
The move to Step 1 is based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in what the Ontario government calls “key public health and health system indicators,” including the vaccination of 60 per cent of adults with at least one dose for two weeks or longer, ensuring the first dose offers a strong level of protection against COVID-19.
As of June 6 at 8:00 p.m., 72 per cent of the 18+ population in Ontario had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with more than 10 million doses now having been administered.
The full list of what is open and not can be found here. The provincial government says the aspects of Step one will allow more outdoor activities to resume with smaller, well-managed crowds where risk of transmission is minimized, and will permit retail, all with restrictions in place.
The Ontario government website states the following:
- outdoor gatherings up to 10 people
- outdoor dining up to 4 people per table
- outdoor fitness classes, personal training and sports training up to 10 patrons. No games or practices permitted
- essential retail at 25% capacity and discount and big box stores can sell all goods
- non-essential retail at 15% capacity and can sell all goods
- retail stores in malls closed unless the stores have a street facing entrance
- indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals at 15% capacity of the room
- outdoors religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals are permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres
- horse racing, motor speedways without spectators
- outdoor pools and wading pools with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres
- outdoor zoos, landmarks, historic sites, and botanical gardens with capacity limited to 15% for ticketed areas
- day camps
- overnight camping at campgrounds and campsites, including Ontario Parks
You can also find information about specific Sudbury restaurants and retail spaces by checking their social media. Below are just some examples of what will be opening come Friday morning.
All businesses re-opening are asking for your patience as they try to negotiate this new step.
If you own a business and would like to share information on your reopening plans with Sudbury.com readers, you can email [email protected] and we will include you on the list below.
A and J Home Hardware
Closed June 10 to reopen June 11, reduced capacity but curbside still available
New Sudbury Centre
Overtime Sports Bar Chelmsford
So you've rung in the New Year with some good food and a few (or more) New Year's champagne toasts ... which means it's now time to get working on those New Year's resolutions! When it comes to starting 2021 off on the right foot, there's nothing more important than stocking up on all the essentials — whether that's groceries for healthy recipes or some new books on your reading list. Luckily, if you're wondering what is open on New Year's Day 2021, these stores have you covered on the first of January — so you can start the year with a fuller fridge and closet.
This year, of course, may look a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which means that some stores on our list may have limited hours or specific restrictions, depending on location. As always, it's best to call ahead to check your local store's hours before heading out. One thing to remember, though, is that New Year's Day is considered a federal holiday so banks, post offices and other federal buildings will be closed. But if you're looking to do a little shopping, these stores open on New Year's will have you covered — as well as these restaurants open on New Year's (in case you're craving a bite in between shopping!).
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Grocery and Convenience Stores Open on New Year’s:
- 7-Eleven: Good news — you can pick up your favorite convenience store snacks to start off the New Year, because many 7-Eleven stores will be open for their regular 24 hours, though hours may vary by location.
- CVS: You’ll be able to drop by this drugstore during regular hours on January 1, but some locations may have reduced hours. Call ahead to your local CVS, especially for pharmacy hours.
- Kroger: Kroger stores will be open on New Year’s Day, but be sure to give your local store a call to confirm their hours as they vary by location — many stores are open 24 hours, while others are open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- Publix: This supermarket chain will be open on New Year’s Day. Hours will vary by location, with most stores closing between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Shop & Stop: Stores, fuel stations and online shopping services will be available for their regular hours, while pharmacies will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET.
- Target: Target is expected to be open for regular hours — so you can definitely hit up the Target Dollar Spot on New Year's! — though you should be sure to call ahead to your local store.
- Walgreens: Walgreens will be open on January 1, but hours will vary by location, so we'd recommend calling ahead to your local store — especially for pharmacy hours.
- Walmart: All Walmart stores will be open during normal business hours on New Year’s Day. Customers can find their local store's hours using the store locator.
- Whole Foods: All of Whole Foods locations will be open on New Year's Day, but hours will vary by location. You can check the hours at your local store here.
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Other Stores Open on New Year’s:
- Barnes & Noble: If you want to get a head start on your New Year’s reading list, this popular bookstore chain will be open for the first day of the year. Most stores will open at 11 a.m. ET, but hours may vary by store and can be checked with the store locator tool.
- Dick’s: This popular sporting goods store will have their doors open for New Year’s Day. Hours vary by location, though, so be sure to check the holiday hours for your local store.
- Hobby Lobby: For all of your holiday crafts needs, Hobby Lobby stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Hours may vary.
- The Home Depot: Home Depot stores will be open on New Year's Day if you're looking to get a head start on your home improvement projects.
- IKEA: Fans of this furniture store (and of Swedish meatballs) can rejoice — IKEA stores will be open for regular hours on the first of January, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Macy’s: Macy’s stores will be open for normal hours on New Year's — though open and close times will vary by location.
- Marshall's: For all your bargain needs for the holiday, Marshall's will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on New Year's Day.
- TJ Maxx: Good news for Maxxinistas — like its sister store Marshall's, TJ Maxx stores will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the first day of the year.
Stores and Other Places Closed on New Year’s:
- Banks (However, self-service ATMs are open.)
- Government buildings
- Sam’s Club
- Trader Joe’s
- United States Postal Service
Amanda GarrityAssociate Lifestyle EditorAs the Associate Lifestyle Editor for GoodHousekeeping.com, Amanda oversees gift guides and covers home, holidays, food, and other lifestyle news.
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What stores are open and which are closed for Thanksgiving 2021? See the list.
For the second year in a row, more retailers are keeping their stores closed on Thanksgiving.
The long list of stores closed includes Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kohl's, Macy's, Dick's Sporting Goods and JCPenney, which for years opened for in-person Black Friday shopping on the holiday.
Select grocery stores across the country are open Thursday, many with limited hours.
Like last year to limit crowds and spread out demand, retailers started rolling out deals before Halloween and have turned a weekend shopping blitz into an extended event.
Stores including Home Depot, Lowe's, Costco and Apple have traditionally stayed closed on the holiday.
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Because of state laws, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. Stores in some areas also have varied hours because of county or municipal laws.
Several restaurants also are closed on Thanksgiving. (See the list of who is open and who is closed here.)
Target to stay closed on Thanksgiving permanently
Target announced Monday it is making its Thanksgiving Day closing permanently.
Target is the first major retailer to make such a permanent move during the pandemic, and its decision could push other retailers to follow in its path, says Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics, a retail research firm. He believes retailers are also looking at whether it's worth spending money on labor and other costs to open on Thanksgiving when shoppers are turning more to online shopping and away from physical stores.
“With all these online shopping opportunities, is it really necessary to open on Thanksgiving?” Perkins said.
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Thanksgiving store closures 2021
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Grocery store hours for Thanksgiving
Because of state laws, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island stores will be closed Thanksgiving. Stores in some areas could also have varied hours because of local or state restrictions. To be on the safe side check with stores before heading out. The majority of pharmacies are closed.
Acme Market: Most stores open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., all pharmacies are closed.
Albertsons: Hours vary, but most have shorter hours.
Bashas' Supermarkets: Open until 3 p.m.
Dillons: Open until 3 p.m.
Food Lion: Varies, but many open until 4 p.m.
Fred Meyer: Open until 3 p.m.
The Fresh Market: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fresh Thyme: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Giant Company: Open until 2 p.m. Pharmacies will be closed all day.
Giant Food: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most pharmacies will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Harris Teeter: Stores close at 2 p.m.
H-E-B: 6 a.m. to noon
Hy-Vee: Varies but most stores close early.
King Soopers: All stores open until 4 p.m. Most pharmacies closed.
Kroger: Open until 5 p.m.
Meijer: Stores open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ralphs: Most stores open until 10 p.m.
Save A Lot: Varies.
Smart & Final: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sprouts Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop & Shop: Connecticut, New Jersey and New York stores open until 3 p.m. Massachusetts and Rhode Island stores are closed.
Tops: Open until 4 p.m.
Wegmans: Most locations open until 4 p.m. but Massachusetts stores will be closed.
Whole Foods Market: Varies. Many stores open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Other stores open on Thanksgiving
Many gas station convenience stores will be open normal hours Thursday. Check with your store before heading out. Because of state laws, expect Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island stores to remain closed on Thanksgiving.
Bass Pro Shops: Open 9 a.m.
Big Lots: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cabela's: Open 9 a.m.
CVS: Most locations open regular hours but most pharmacies will be closed.
Dollar General: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Dollar Tree: Most stores will be open with shorter hours.
Family Dollar: Most stores will be open with shorter hours.
GameStop: Varies, not all locations are open but some are open 5 to 9 p.m.
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Rite Aid: Most locations open regular hours but most pharmacies will be closed.
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Walgreens: Most locations open regular hours but most pharmacies will be closed.
More stores: Smaller chains and local stores may also be open on Thanksgiving. Some will post special hours on social media.
This story will be updated.
Contributing: Associated Press
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Malls in Toronto are officially reopening today as Toronto enters Step 2 of its reopening plan.
Malls have been closed since April when Ontario Premier Doug Ford implemented a Stay-at-Home order to curb a growing third wave of COVID-10 infection.
Street-facing retail stores were allowed to open when Ontario entered Step 1 earlier this month, but stores inside malls will not have the okay to reopen until Step 2 begins on June 30.
It won’t quite be a normal shopping trip yet because several COVID-19 restrictions are still in place at malls.
One key difference is the continued closure of food courts. Restaurants will still serve takeout, but indoor dining isn’t allowed until Step 3 — meaning customers must take their food outside to eat it.
At Yorkdale mall, eating inside is forbidden. But several of the mall’s restaurants have set up patios outside so customers can enjoy an al-fresco meal while shopping.
In addition, stores will only be able to welcome 25% of the usual number of customers. Shoppers may have to wait their turn to enter the store.
Many stores are still offering curbside pickup and will have dedicated stalls for customers separate from lines to enter the store.
As usual, masks will be required in indoor spaces.
Yorkdale spokesperson Adrienne Simic told Daily Hive guests should check online before visiting to make sure their favourite stores will be open on June 30. From there, guests can view maps of the mall online to plan their route in advance.
The mall is also bringing back its online real-time capacity meter, which provides an estimate of how crowded the mall is.
“We are ready to reopen. The retailers and restaurants in our shopping centres have endured some of the world’s longest closures,” Bradley Jones, head of retail with Oxford Properties which owns Yorkdale, said in a news release.
Yorkdale will open on June 30 when restrictions lift, but it will be closed on July 1 because it’s a statutory holiday.
Daily Hive reached out to Cadillac Fairview, which owns the Eaton Centre, to hear about their reopening plans, but has not yet heard back.
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Are malls open in Montreal right now?
With the province's different regions shifting in and out of different levels of lockdown, different business sectors are being affected. Question is—aside from restaurants, bars, libraries, museums and so forth—are malls open in Montreal right now?
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If you want the short answer? Yes, Montreal malls are open right now.
The long answer gets a bit more complicated: Yes, they're open, but there are restrictions in place and different malls have taken different approaches.
Back on September 8, 2020, the Quebec government unveiled a new regional, colour-coded alert system that could help people living in the province understand what stage of lockdown a region was in. Within a month of that alert system being established, Montreal went from yellow, to orange, to red alert status.
While malls and general retail stores have been permitted to stay open in Montreal and in surrounding regions that are also under a red alert status—Laval to the north and Montérégie to the south—there's a few things to take into consideration: Hand sanitizer is generally available and encouraged, masks are mandatory, social distancing markers have been placed on the floors and customers are supposed to stay two metres apart (unless visiting together), and new fixtures like touchscreens for maps have been deactivated.
Montrealers should generally check to see if the mall of their choice is open when they choose to go, but they're generally open seven days a week. The only thing to note is that opening hours have been reduced in general. For example, Centre Eaton (at the time of this article's published date) opens at 11am and usually closes at 7pm (5pm on Sundays) while Carrefour Angrignon opens at 10am and usually closes at 6pm (9pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).
...so yeah. Check before you plan on visiting, as it's unlikely these hours will be extended for the Christmas season, even with Boxing Day sales.
On top of this, the stores within Montreal's malls aren't required to adhere to the hours of the shopping mall they're located in, so it's easier to check the hours of the store(s) you plan on visiting. Anecdotally, Time Out Montreal editors have heard and seen firsthand that stores may close early for the day if business is slow.
So that's the state of affairs right now in Montreal. It's a controversial issue right now, as many other businesses are left wondering—despite taking all the precautions required of them to stay open—whether they will be allowed to reopen following Quebec's renewed lockdown measures in October, or if malls too will be asked to close.
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