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    Question Shopping in the U.S. on 4 July
    Quick question to the U.S. residents of ABW: are shopping centers and malls normally closed on 4 July?

    Many thanks.

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    Nope.

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    K, and thank you, Trust.

    Grocery stores, CVS Pharmacies and Walmarts closed too?

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    No, but better not try THIS

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    What is it with Russians and fake $100 bills?

    Very few retail places close for holidays, with the exception of Christmas. You may find a few places closed for the 4th, but not many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey

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    Government buildings, like Post Office, Libraries, schools, etc. will be closed. Most retailers take advantage of the Holiday by having big sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore61103
    ...Most retailers take advantage of the Holiday by having big sales.
    Oh... So those "most retail stores" will actually be open on the holiday? If so, could you please give examples (from your past experience), Judi?

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    Same as my first post

    "shopping centers and malls normally closed on 4 July?"

    "Nope."

    They're all open. It's a federal holiday so some non-essential federal may be closed, that's it.

    And like Michael said, the only time you might see some shopping places closed is Christmas day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust
    Same as my first post

    "shopping centers and malls normally closed on 4 July?"

    "Nope."

    They're all open. It's a federal holiday so some non-essential federal may be closed, that's it.

    And like Michael said, the only time you might see some shopping places closed is Christmas day.
    Oh, good.... Sorry for misunderstanding you, Trust. Many thanks again. This makes things much brighter for me.

    Geno

    PS: Michael added a sentence to his post after I read it... Thanks again, guys and Judi!!

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    We live in a decent size metro area for the Midwest - about 250,000 in the shopping area - everything here will be open except for a few small Mom and Pop type operations who keep irregular hours anyway.

    The malls are open, Best Buy is open, the car dealers are having big extravaganzas! I would expect that everything "name brand" will be open, including grocery stores, for their normal business hours. I wouldn't expect any extended hours - just whatever they normally do.

    Watch your traffic patterns and public transportation. There will be parade routes that close streets and often when there is a really good fireworks area, you'll find that people drop a car off in the early hours of the morning to grab a parking spot and leave family members and lawn chairs, etc. to hold their "spot" for that evening. Those venues will often have music and food available while you spend the day waiting.

    If you have some particular place the girls want to shop, let one of us in the area call and check the hours for you.

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    Thank you for your post, Judi. Much appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmoore61103
    If you have some particular place the girls want to shop, let one of us in the area call and check the hours for you.
    Unfortunately, the girls won't be coming with me this time. But I do appreciate your willingness to help. You're as sweet as always, Judi.

    Thanks again.

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    Sorry, Geno. I tend to add little things to my posts if I remember them within a couple minutes, rather than creating a new post.

    I took the kids to our local Chick-Fil-A for lunch yesterday and they had a notice up that they'll be closing at 6pm on the 4th. That's the only place I know that'll be closed around here, although I'm sure there will be a few.

    On Christmas, probably 70-90% of retail stores and restaurants close or have limited hours. Other than Christmas (and Thanksgiving, to a much smaller extent), most major retail stores don't close for holidays here in the US.
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    Thank you, Michael.

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    >most major retail stores don't close for holidays here in the US

    Their MALL leases forbid them from closing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merchant Consultant Team
    Their MALL leases forbid them from closing.
    I bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov
    Oh... So those "most retail stores" will actually be open on the holiday? If so, could you please give examples (from your past experience)
    Geno, for some retailers (especially those on the coasts, seaside vacation spots) the 4th of July is the major shopping holiday. The 4th of July is very important to retailers in: Ocean City, New Jersey; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Newport, Rhode Island, Block Island, Rhode Island, and places all along the New England region...

    Macy's in New York City sponsors a Fireworks Spectacular each 4th of July
    http://www.ny.com/holiday/july4/
    (Macy's Herald Square gives out maps to tourists for this event all day)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    ........Every thing's open for business
    TY, Rhia. Sounds like exactly what I need...

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    Geno, if you're buying lots of stuff for your new digs, be sure to hit the local outlet malls and shopping centers. July 4th weekend is when they have their "sidewalk sales" and prices on summer clothing, bedding, towels and everything else are slashed. This is absolutely the best weekend of the year to find stuff on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhea
    Geno, if you're buying lots of stuff for your new digs, be sure to hit the local outlet malls and shopping centers. July 4th weekend is when they have their "sidewalk sales" and prices on summer clothing, bedding, towels and everything else are slashed. This is absolutely the best weekend of the year to find stuff on sale.
    Wow. Sounds awesome. Thank you, Rhea. I am already all excited!!

    Geno

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    Actually, there's been major sales during these last 2 weeks.
    Stores are beginning the process of the the "summer sale blowouts" in order to make room for the "Back-to-School" and new Fall chic that will be in all the stores by August.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    Geno, for some retailers (especially those on the coasts, seaside vacation spots) the 4th of July is the major shopping holiday. The 4th of July is very important to retailers in: Ocean City, New Jersey; Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Newport, Rhode Island, Block Island, Rhode Island, and places all along the New England region...
    ...Every thing's open for business
    Yep. I am here in Ocean City, Maryland - and EVERYTHING is open and will be open on the 4th of July. This is one of the busiest weeks of the year in this town, and it is already getting crowded. This week is the only time of the year our Condo parking lot approaches "overflow."

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    The Fourth of July is a day a celebration and people expect to do things.

    When I think of the Fourth of July, I think of picnics, parades, bar-b-ques, and fireworks.

    The stores in major malls across the U.S. are most likely having sales events.
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    Thank you for your above posts, everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    The Fourth of July is a day a celebration... The stores in major malls across the U.S. are most likely having sales events.
    Very much looking forward to it.

    Geno

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