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What’s Open & Closed on Valentine’s Day

Wondering what is open and what is closed on Valentine’s Day? You’re not alone! Here’s a quick list of what is open and closed on Valentine’s Day: Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

Government offices will be open. Federal, state, county, and city offices will be open. Post offices will be open and mail will be delivered on regular schedule. Public buildings such as libraries have normal hours of operation.

Banks will be open.

Stock markets will be open.

Schools will be open. This includes primary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities.

Most shopping malls and shopping centers will be open normal hours. This includes the anchor stores typically found in malls: Sears, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Belk, Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergners, the Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Herberger’s, Younkers, and Nordstrom. Several stores will be featuring Presidents Day sales with discounts, special promotions, and coupon deals.

Most supermarkets and grocery stores will be open normal hours: Kroger, Dillons, King Soopers, Cub, Rainbow Foods, ALDI, Randalls, Sav-a-Lot, Safeway, Vons, Baker’s, Winn-Dixie, Albertsons, Publix, Food Lion, Gerbes, BI-LO, Harris Teeter, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Jewel-Osco, Meijer, A&P, Food City, Fry’s, Hy-Vee, Ingles, Cashwise/Coborn’s, Owens, Food4Less, Fred Meyer, Ralphs, Hornbacher’s, H-E-B, QFC, Giant Eagle, Shaw’s/Star Market, Raley’s, and Sweetbay.

Most “big box” stores will be open normal hours: Best Buy, Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Home Depot, Lowes, PetSmart, Kohl’s, Toys R Us, Costco, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Sam’s Club, Burlington Coat Factory, Old Navy, Staples, Office Max, Office Depot, Target, Trader Joes, SkopKo, Kmart, IKEA, Meijer, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Barnes & Noble, Ross, Menards, Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, Gander Mountain, Big Lots, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart, etc.

Your favorite bars and restaurants will be open normal hours with Valentine’s Day food and drink specials: Texas Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, T.G.I. Friday’s, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Hooters, Chili’s, Applebee’s, On The Border, Buffalo Wild Wings, Red Robin, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, O’Charley’s, Ruby Tuesday, Olive Garden, Logan’s Roadhouse, Bonefish Grill, Red Lobster, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Outback Steakhouse, and Romano’s Macaroni Grill, just to name a few.

Movie theaters and cinemas are open. As you might guess, Valentine’s Day is a big movie day. Some cineplexes offer additional early and/or late showings on this day.

Nearly all casinos and other gaming facilities will be open.

Liquor stores and ABC stores are open.

Recreation centers are open.

Trash and garbage collection will proceed on normal schedule in most areas.

Buses, trains, subways, and other public transportation will run as normal.

In summary, nearly everything will be open with normal hours of operation on February 14, 2017. Although Valentine’s Day is a fun romantic holiday, it is not a legal holiday such as Christmas Day or the 4th of July. Feel the love and take advantage of the special deals that are available today. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!