DENVER, CO – Easter Sunday often has some last-minute meals prepared, but many of the most popular grocery stores in Denver’s subway area either don’t open or have limited hours on the public holidays that fall on April 4th this year.
King Soopers and Whole Foods stores are open, but opening times may vary – check with your local store before heading out.
National chains differ in their opening plans for the holiday, which is celebrated in all Christian faiths. According to a list from coupon company RetailMeNot, at least 38 retail chains are planning to close at Easter, with at least 23 opening for at least part of them.
Walmart, Rite Aid, and Safeway are among the grocery giants that stay open at least part of the day, as the list shows. However, at least two stores that require membership to shop there, Sam’s Club and Costco, will be closing. Retail stores that don’t specialize in groceries, such as Kohl’s, Marshalls, and JCPenney, are also closing.
Target and Publix are among others planning cross-border closures.
Pharmacies with locations across the country – such as CVS, Duane Reade, and Walgreens – will mostly be open during their regular Sunday business hours. Kroger will be open for grocery shopping, but the pharmacy will remain closed.
Some national stores with local franchises, like Albertsons, vary store-to-store opening schedules, Offers.com reports.
Although coronavirus vaccine rollout continues and many states are lifting pandemic-related restrictions, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are still urging people to restrict food journeys and use roadside pick-up or delivery options where possible to prevent the spread of the Limit virus.
Whole Foods, Safeway, King Soopers and Walmart are among the chain stores that offer pick-up and delivery to the curb.