Kelly Tyko

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New Year’s Day 2021: Here’s the list of restaurants that are openHere’s what you need to know if you’re looking for restaurants this New Year’s Day.USA TODAYHaven’t picked up the bubbly yet?Procrastinators planning to make a special New Year’s Eve meal and toast in 2021 are running out of time.Many of the nation’s grocery stores – including Trader Joe’s, Costco and Publix – will close hours before the ball drops New Year’s Eve. Others stores follow regular hours Thursday or close a few hours earlier.Stores are expected to be crowded Thursday as more people are expected to celebrate at home. Many restaurants also will have special hours Thursday.According to a survey of 1,000 consumers by Suzy, a real-time market research platform, 84% of American adults say they plan to stay home New Year’s Eve.Restaurants open New Year’s Day 2021:  Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Dunkin’ and many more open FridayMore store closings in 2021?: These are the most vulnerable major retailers of 2021 as pandemic continuesAmid the coronavirus pandemic, 33% of those surveyed said their plans are vastly different from last year. Expect some stores to require masks and limit the number of shoppers allowed inside.Drugstore chains including CVS and Walgreens will be open Thursday and Friday along with many of the nation’s convenience stores.To help plan your last-minute shopping down to the minute, here are New Year’s Eve hours for grocers.New Year’s Eve grocery store hoursHours can vary by location and not all stores have posted holiday hours. Check with your closest location.Acme Market: Close at 8 p.m.Albertsons:  Hours vary with many open regular hours.Aldi: Stores close at 7 p.m.BI-LO: Normal hours.Costco: Varies, most clubs close at 6 p.m.Cub Foods: Varies.Food Lion: Varies.Fresh Market: Stores close at 8 p.m.Fresh Thyme: Stores close at 8 p.m.Giant: Open until 9 p.m.Giant Eagle: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.Harris Teeter: Normal hours.Harveys Supermarket: Normal hours.H-E-B: Regular hours.Hy-Vee: Varies.Instacart: Normal hours.Kroger: Varies.Lowes Foods: Regular hours.Meijer: Most Meijer stores are open 6 a.m. to midnight. From 6 to 8 a.m. Thursday, the store has dedicated shopping time for senior citizens and those with chronic health conditions.Publix: All stores close at 9 p.m.Ralphs: Hours vary.Safeway: Hours vary.Sam’s Club: Clubs close at 6 p.m.ShopRite: Hours vary.Shipt: Delivery times vary.Smart & Final: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.Sprouts Farmers Market: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Stop & Shop: Stores close at 9 p.m.Target: Most stores close at 9 p.m.Trader Joe’s: All locations close at 6 p.m.Walgreens: Most stores open regular hours New Year’s Eve but several have special hours. Pharmacy hours vary.Walmart: Most open regular hours, which vary.Wegmans: Stores close at 8 p.m.Weis Markets: Stores close at 9 p.m.Whole Foods Market: Hours vary, but stores close early.WinCo Foods: Regular hours.Winn-Dixie: Normal hours.New Year’s Eve convenience store chains openThe following chains have locations open both Thursday. 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 tipsFollow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko


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