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Old 03-31-2013, 10:57 PM   #16
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The mall near my house posted a sign that the mall was closed today, but Sears (one of the anchor stores) was open 10-6.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:03 PM   #17
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As a retail employee, I'm so glad that stores/malls are closed on Easter. I rarely get a holiday off with my husband (the next one will be Thanksgiving) so it's nice to spend the day together. I feel sorry for employees of stores that were open. I know eventually every place will be open, but I'll cherish it while it lasts.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:27 AM   #18
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We went out to eat and the Country Club mall was closed. I thought most places were open on easter.
Yeah, but Country Club doesn't even open early during Christmas shopping season. We are at the farmers market behind the mall every other Saturday about 9 am and it amazes me the mall is still closed.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:30 AM   #19
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As a retail employee, I'm so glad that stores/malls are closed on Easter. I rarely get a holiday off with my husband (the next one will be Thanksgiving) so it's nice to spend the day together. I feel sorry for employees of stores that were open. I know eventually every place will be open, but I'll cherish it while it lasts.
I'm sure it's nice. My perspective is altered since my wife and I've spent the last 38 years working in an industry where "holiday" does not mean "day off". And since my mom was a nurse, growing up we celebrated a lot of Easters, Thanksgivings and Christmases after mom got home from work.
I know my MIL, who managed a law office, until the day she died, never understood jobs that don't take holidays off.
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We had more stores open than I thought there would be. Our Walgreens was open.

I think along the Bible belt areas, stores may be closed more than in other areas.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:45 AM   #21
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The grocery store my kids work at was closed. They close on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The others in town were open. DH went to go to Target and I told him I thought it was closed (it was). He ended up at Walmart which was open.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:46 AM   #22
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That's great! Wish all retailers would follow!
So who decides which holidays businesses should be closed on? Should they be closed on Good Friday? What about Rosh Hashanah? Yom Kippur? Ramadan?

Of course it's up to each business to decide whether to be open. Then it's up to consumers to decide whether to patronize those businesses.

Keep in mind for some people Easter is "just another Sunday".
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:54 AM   #23
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K-Mart and Wal-Mart were both open. Target was closed. Grocery stores were closed. Caribou Coffee, Burger King, White Castle and KFC were all open. CVS was open and I assume Walgreens was as well. I know a local pizza chain opened at 4pm.

I only know about all these places since I passed them on the way to my parents yesterday.
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So who decides which holidays businesses should be closed on? Should they be closed on Good Friday? What about Rosh Hashanah? Yom Kippur? Ramadan?

Of course it's up to each business to decide whether to be open. Then it's up to consumers to decide whether to patronize those businesses.

Keep in mind for some people Easter is "just another Sunday".
Yes I was surprised we didnt have the "but my child is going to miss Easter dinner bc of working" thread that we did at Christmas.


My mom asked me to bring a fruit tray to Easter, so I called the 3 grocery stores in my area, I was fully prepapred to run out Sat night. One of the 3, Acme, said they were open, so since I had other things I needed to get done, I said I will run over Sunday. Wound up sending DH and DS15, he laughed that I actually knew which store was open bc he ran into a friend who said he had been to Shoprite and Giant already to find them close, he was glad Acme was open.

On our ride, we noticed the drug stores, McDs and Starbucks open.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:52 AM   #26
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Yes I was surprised we didnt have the "but my child is going to miss Easter dinner bc of working" thread that we did at Christmas.


My mom asked me to bring a fruit tray to Easter, so I called the 3 grocery stores in my area, I was fully prepapred to run out Sat night. One of the 3, Acme, said they were open, so since I had other things I needed to get done, I said I will run over Sunday. Wound up sending DH and DS15, he laughed that I actually knew which store was open bc he ran into a friend who said he had been to Shoprite and Giant already to find them close, he was glad Acme was open.

On our ride, we noticed the drug stores, McDs and Starbucks open.
My son did miss Easter, but it's life, it didn't upset me. I was suprised to find out Dairy Queen was open though, I just assumed he had the day off. But I wasn't upset by it. He did get sent home 90 minutes early, because they were so slow.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:02 AM   #27
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K-Mart and Wal-Mart were both open. Target was closed. Grocery stores were closed. Caribou Coffee, Burger King, White Castle and KFC were all open. CVS was open and I assume Walgreens was as well. I know a local pizza chain opened at 4pm.

I only know about all these places since I passed them on the way to my parents yesterday.
All the grocery stores were open here ......mine had a crowd around the easter ham display.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:04 AM   #28
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Target will be open today, which here in California is a state holiday, Cesar Chavez Day. (It is also a holiday in Colorado and Texas, but there it is an optional holiday)
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Very happy to see so mny stores closed yesterday.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:10 AM   #30
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So who decides which holidays businesses should be closed on? Should they be closed on Good Friday? What about Rosh Hashanah? Yom Kippur? Ramadan?

Of course it's up to each business to decide whether to be open. Then it's up to consumers to decide whether to patronize those businesses.

Keep in mind for some people Easter is "just another Sunday".


BTW, our mall was PACKED on Good Friday.
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