Finding out what stores are closed or open on Easter Sunday 2017 can be harder than finding Waldo!

So, to save you time and a pounding headache, I did my homework to bring you this list of store openings and closings for Easter.

The list includes pharmacies, retailers, and restaurants and although it is for the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey & Connecticut), many of the chain stores listed will be closed nationwide so check where you live before heading out.

Happy Easter!

Stores Closed Easter Sunday 2017:

· Restaurants- In the tri-sate area the following restaurants will be closed in most areas: Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Hardee’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Quiznos, Popeyes, Wendy’s, & Chik-fil-A.

· Department Stores- The following stores will be closed in most locations: Suburban malls in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island, Target, Macy’s, Best Buy, Costco Wholesale, JC Penney, Kohl’s, BJ’s, Nordstrom, Office Depot, Office Max, Publix, Staples, Sports Authority & ALDI.

Stores Open Easter Sunday 2017:

· Restaurants- In the tri-sate area most restaurants will be open for the holiday and many have holiday specials.  Call your local restaurants ahead of time for a reservation and to confirm they are open.

· Rite-Aid/Duane Reade/Walgreens/CVS- Most locations will be open.  Please note store hours may be limited and pharmacies may be closed or limited in their hours as well, so call your local store to find out.

· Department Stores- The following stores will be open at most locations for the holiday (call for store hours and locations): Kmart, The Home Depot, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Lowe’s, Old Navy, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Toys ‘R’ Us & Advanced Auto Parts.  Also, Woodbury Commons will be open from noon-6 P.M. (EST).

Please not that more stores may decide to open or close over the next few days: we will update as that information becomes available so check back with us.

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