Memorial Day, which commemorates military personnel who died in service, is considered the unofficial start to summer. It’s also a popular day for a cookout and a big sales day.
Consumers wanting to take advantage of the long weekend will find plenty of options for shopping and grabbing a bite Monday.
Unlike Thanksgiving and Christmas, most major retailers and grocery stores will be open on the federal holiday although some will operate with shorter hours. The stock market is closed Monday as are most pharmacies.
National restaurant chains, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ and Chili’s, are open and on-demand services including Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash will deliver orders Monday for participating local and national restaurants.
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There’s one supersized exception to stores that are open Monday. All Costco Wholesale clubs are closed Monday like they are for other holidays, including Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
According to a recent survey by Numerator, a data and tech company, 44% of consumers expect to return to normal holiday celebrations by Memorial Day. By the Fourth of July, that number rises to 59%, the survey found.
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Stores open Memorial Day 2021
Check with your store before heading out as hours can vary and some stores will operate with reduced holiday hours. Click on store names to search for location-specific information. Note, not all retailers regularly update websites so you may need to call.
Memorial Day 2021 stores closed
- Small businesses, including some small boutiques and privately owned businesses.
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Grocery stores open Memorial Day 2021
This list also includes convenience stores and drugstore chains:
Grocery stores closed Memorial Day
The following stores are closed Monday:
Restaurants open Memorial Day
Check with your closest location to confirm they are open and to find out holiday hours.
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