While you're recovering from watching the ball drop and ringing in 2014, you might find yourself needing to go shopping for a staple or two. Or maybe even craving some retail therapy and wanting to snag your first bargain of the year! Of course retailers know that, and that's why many of them are open today (albeit, perhaps with abbreviated hours), in spite of federal offices, the postal service, the stock market, and banks being closed.
Here, a list of stores you can expect to be open and closed on New Year's Day ....
Most convenience and grocery stores should be open, with few exceptions:
CVS: Most stores will be open during regular business hours. Call 1-800-SHOP-CVS to find out if the CVS near you will be open.
Publix: Stores located in the following Florida counties will open at 7 a.m.: Broward, Dade, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach. All other stores open at regular hours. Many stores will close at 7 p.m.; stores in select areas will close later. Please call your store to confirm their operating hours. (Store locator.)
Rite Aid: Should be open regular business hours. (Store locator.)
Walgreens: 24-hour stores will operate on normal business hours.
Barnes & Noble: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (some locations open even later).
Bed Bath and Beyond: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but some locations open even earlier. (Find your local store's hours here.)
Belk: Stores will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
Big Lots: Stores open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
IKEA: Stores are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kmart: Stores are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Macy's: Most stores will remain open during regular business hours today. (Check your local store here.)
Sports Authority: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Day, but earlier in some locations. (Check for local store hours here.)
Target: Stores are open during regular business hours today.
Walmart: Store hours vary by location. Many stores are open early as 6 a.m. today. The 24-hour locations will remain open during normal hours. (Check for local store hours here.)
National chains that will be closed:
Toys R Us
Do you plan on shopping today?
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