Kelly Tyko

New York’s Times Square ball drop brings in 2021New York City celebrated the arrival of 2021 with the traditional ball drop in Times Square.APNeed a gallon of milk or cup of sugar? Maybe aspirin for that hangover? Unlike Christmas, you shouldn’t be out of luck.Many more national chains are swinging open their doors on New Year’s Day, which is also National Hangover Day.But don’t try to ring in the new year with an impromptu shopping expedition without first checking if your favorite grocery store is one of them. Some stores will have shortened hours and many still are operating with reduced hours amid the coronavirus pandemic.Fair warning: Some major outlets – including Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Costco and Sam’s Club – will be closed Friday. Drugstore chains including CVS and Walgreens will be open on the holiday, along with convenience stores. Banks and the stock market are closed Friday.Here’s when major retailers are open Friday and here are the restaurants open.More store closings in 2021?: These are the most vulnerable major retailers of 2021 as COVID-19 pandemic continuesRestaurants open New Year’s Day 2021:  Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Dunkin’ and many more open FridayNew Year’s Day grocery store hoursHours can vary by location and not all stores have posted holiday hours. Check with your closest location.Acme Market: Most stores open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Albertsons: Hours vary.Aldi: Closed.BI-LO: Normal hours.Costco: Closed.Cub Foods: Varies.CVS: Most stores open regular hours New Year’s Day, but several have special hours. Most pharmacies are closed.Food Lion: Varies.Fresh Market: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Fresh Thyme: Regular hours.Giant: Regular hours.Giant Eagle: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.Harris Teeter: Normal hours.Harveys Supermarket: Normal hours.H-E-B: Regular hours.Hy-Vee: Varies.Instacart: Normal hours.Kroger: Varies.Lidl: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Lowes Foods: Stores will open at 7 a.m.Meijer: Most Meijer stores are open 6 a.m. to midnight.Publix: Varies. Many stores will close at 7 p.m. Ralphs: Hours vary.Safeway: Hours vary.Sam’s Club: Closed.ShopRite: Hours vary.Shipt: Delivery times vary.Smart & Final: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.Sprouts Farmers Market: Regular.Stop & Shop: Regular hours.Target: Most open regular hours, which vary.Trader Joe’s: Closed.Walgreens: Most stores open regular hours, but several have special hours and most pharmacies are closed.Walmart: Most open regular hours, which vary.Wegmans: Stores open at 6 a.m.Weis Markets: Regular hours.Whole Foods Market: Hours vary, but stores close early.WinCo Foods: Regular hours.Winn-Dixie: Normal hours.Convenience stores open New Year’s The following chains have locations open Friday. Hours can vary.Shopping malls at risk in 2021:  Malls were struggling before COVID-19 and now have more empty stores. What’s next after the pandemic?Got a gift card for Christmas?: Here’s how to easily check the balance, protect it and other gift card tipsGrocery stores closed New Year’s DayAldiCostcoSam’s ClubTrader Joe’sFollow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

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