Happy 4th of July to everybody out there!
Here's a look at what's open and closed on Independence Day this year.
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). Northstar service won't be running, except for one for the Twins game that'll leave Big Lake at 11:53 a.m., and return after the game ends.
So in Minneapolis for example, your garbage and recycle pick-up might be delayed by a day if it's supposed to be Mondays. That could happen with recycling in St. Paul too, and other pick-up options in cities around the state.
Target, Best Buy,Wal-Mart, etc.
Generally the best policy with this is to look up your specific store and check the hours. But for the most part:
- Target will be open, basically as usual.
- Best Buy is generally open, though some may be closing a bit earlier than usual.
- Wal-Mart is operating as normal too.
- AL.com has a list of more chain shops and their hours today.
Cub, Whole Foods, Costco, etc.
Like retailers, definitely check your store. But the broad strokes:
- Most Cub Foods are open.
- Whole Foods is open, but closing at 8 p.m.
- Sam's Club is good until 6 p.m.
- Costco employees get the day off; they're totally closed.
Probably not today. The International Business Times says almost all are closed.
Malls and shopping
Depends, so here's a list of some big ones. But remember, individual stores within the malls can set their own hours.
Mall of America:10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Rosedale Center:10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Southdale Center:10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Ridgedale Center:10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Eden Prairie Mall:10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Twin Cities Premium Outlets (Eagan):10 a.m. – 9 p.m.