Shoppers wanting to take advantage of Memorial Day sales or just looking to pick up a few groceries are in luck.
Unlike Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, most major retailers are open Monday with one super-sized exception – Costco Wholesale clubs are closed Monday like they are for many other holidays, including New Year’s Day, Easter, Independence Day and Labor Day.
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.
Some grocery stores, including many Aldi locations, will have special holiday hours, and other retailers will operate with Sunday hours. Many pharmacies will be closed.
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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.
U.S. stock markets also will be closed Monday in observance of the holiday, along with banks and government offices. Like other federal holidays, it’s considered a good time to buy a car, a mattress and shop other sales.
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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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.
- Academy Sports + Outdoors
- Ace Hardware
- Barnes & Noble
- Bass Pro Shops
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Best Buy
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Big Lots
- The Container Store
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Dollar General
- Dollar Tree
- Family Dollar
- Five Below
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- J.C. Penney
- Joann Stores
- Nordstrom Rack
- Office Depot and OfficeMax
- Old Navy
- Party City
- Sam’s Club
- T.J. Maxx
- See grocery stores open Monday here.
Costco is closed for Memorial Day 2021. (Photo: Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY)
Memorial Day 2021 stores closed
- Small businesses, including some small boutiques and privately owned businesses.
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