Sunday, April 4, 2021, is Easter. While Easter isn’t an official federal holiday, that doesn’t mean certain retail stores may not close to recognize the event. Knowing which stores will or won’t open is helpful, particularly if you have to do some last-minute or emergency-related buying. If you want to be fully aware of your options, including where you can’t turn if you need to make a purchase, here’s a look at what retail stores are open and closed on Easter 2021.
Retail Stores That Open on Easter
The majority of chain retail stores are actually open on Easter. Here is a list of retailers that usually welcome customers on Easter Sunday:
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- BJs Wholesale Club
- Dollar General
- Dollar Tree
- DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
- Fred Meyer
- Half Price Books
- Home Depot
- Old Navy
It is important to note that some individual locations may close. This could be more likely in small markets where traffic tends to be lower. Additionally, certain stores may have reduced hours on Easter, causing them to be open for less time.
Another thing that’s important to keep in mind is that COVID-19 is still part of the equation. Some stores are altering their schedules in response to the pandemic, and this could impact service on Easter. If you aren’t sure whether your nearest location is affected either by the holiday or the pandemic, it’s best to contact it directly to confirm its operating hours.
Retail Stores That Closed on Easter
Certain retailers tend to close for Easter. In some cases, it is purely in recognition of the holiday. However, at times, it’s because the retailer is never open on Sundays. Since Easter is always on a Sunday, they end up closed on the holiday by default.
Here is a list of stores that likely won’t be open this Easter:
- Best Buy
- Big Lots
- Cost Plus World Market
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- Neiman Marcus
- Pier 1 Imports
- Sam’s Club
- TJ Maxx
Grocery Stores That Open on Easter
Like most major retailers, grocery stores tend to open on Easter. If you need some last-minute ingredients, here are some grocers that will likely be open:
- Food Lion
- Fred Meyer
- Harris Teeter
- Stop & Shop
- The Fresh Market
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods
As with retail stores, there can be some locations that close even when most of the chain opens. Additionally, some grocers may operate on a reduced holiday schedule, so you may want to call ahead to confirm when your store is open before heading out of the door.
Grocery Stores That Close on Easter
There are actually quite a few grocery stores that close on Easter. Here is a list of grocers that won’t be welcoming customers on April 4, 2021:
- Sam’s Club
Drug Stores and Pharmacies That Open on Easter
Many drug stores operate all-year-round or only close on one or two days a year. As a result, most are open on Easter, including:
- Duane Reade
It is possible that you’ll find reduced hours are your neighborhood drug store or pharmacy. If you need to shop there, you might want to check in advance to confirm your location’s schedule.
Drug Stores and Pharmacies That Close on Easter
While some independent drug stores and pharmacies may close, chain stores will largely be open. However, as mentioned above, they may have reduced hours.
Do you know about other retail stores that are open/closed on Easter 2021?? Or will you focus your day on family and friends, either staying at home or visiting them? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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