Labor Day 2019 is upon us, which means the nation will enjoy a day off — but many of us will still need to run to the store.
Here's a quick guide to what's open and what's closed on the big day.
Buses and trains
Metro Transit buses and light rail trains in the Twin Cities will run on the Sunday/Holiday schedule (so less frequently, generally).
However, all METRO RideStores will be closed.
Elsewhere, Duluth buses will be operating on a limited holiday service, while Minnesota Valley Transit Authority buses are on weekend schedules, and Southwest Transit, a Monday-Friday service, isn't likely to be operating at all.
Labor Day is a federal holiday , so government offices or services are pretty much all closed.
On-street parking meters are free in Minneapolis on Labor Day, though some spaces operated by Minneapolis Parks and Recreation and the University of Minnesota may not be – so be sure to check the meter if you're in one of their areas.
On-street parking meters are also free in St. Paul.
Big Box stores
Generally the best policy is to look up your specific store and check the hours. But since it's a big sales holiday, expect most stores to be open.
Target, Walmart, Best Buy and similar chains will be open, though they may close earlier than usual.
Again, it's best to check your local store's hours, but here are a few to be aware of.
- Most Cub Foods are open.
- Whole Foods is open, but check as it'll possibly close early.
- Sam's Club is good until 6 p.m.
- Hy-Vee is open, but may have limited hours.
- Costco stores are totally closed.
As it's a federal holiday, almost all banks will be closed, but some inside grocery stores may have limited hours. Just check ahead.
Malls and shopping
As it's a big shopping day, most will be open, but some may have limited hours. Additionally, individual stores within the malls can set their own hours.
Mall of America: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Rosedale Center: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., per mall staff
Southdale Center: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Ridgedale Center: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Eden Prairie Center: Open, but check hours here for closing time.
Twin Cities Premium Outlets (Eagan): 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Burnsville Center: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Maplewood Mall: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.