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Juneteenth 2024: Will Walmart, Costco, Target, other retail stores, restaurants and banks be open on June 19?

Jun 18, 2024 09:40 PM IST

Check out an extensive list of retail stores, restaurants, banks, and other places that will keep their doors open on Juneteenth, the federal holiday.

Juneteenth, 2024, will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 19. The federally recognised holiday proudly commemorates America's “Second Independence Day,” honouring the end of slavery. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day billon June 17, 2021.

The logo of Walmart is seen on a pole outside a store in Mexico City, Mexico June 14, 2024. REUTERS/Henry Romero(REUTERS)
The logo of Walmart is seen on a pole outside a store in Mexico City, Mexico June 14, 2024. REUTERS/Henry Romero(REUTERS)

Each year since then, the annual holiday offers millions of Americans a paid day off as it commemorates the day in 1865 when Majo. Gen. Gordon Granger gave over 250,000 enslaved people in Texas that they were free. This announcement followed two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

Although banks and post offices will remain closed on Juneteenth in the wake of the historic celebration now identified as a federal holiday, some stores, restaurant chains and other establishments will be open on June 19. Here's our guide to what will be open and closed on Wednesday.

What will be open and closed on Juneteenth 2024?

According to USA Today, major restaurants like McDonald's, Dunkin', Wendy's, KFC, and others will be open. Moreover, primary stores such as Walmart, Costco and Target will keep their doors unlocked. However, they may follow restricted holiday hours. Therefore, checking with your local outlets or online directories is betterbefore visiting the location.

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  • Walmart stores to be open from 6 am to 11 pm.
  • Costco warehouses
  • Target (store hours depend on your location).
  • US Postal Service facilities to be closed on June 19. However, the agency said via USA Today that Priority Mail Express is delivered year-round.
  • UPS and FedEx pickup/delivery services are available. According to their official websites, their office locations will also remain open.
  • Banks: Capital One, Bank of America, Truist, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, and PNC are closed. Capital One Cafes: open.
  • Pharmacies: Walgreens will be open during regular hours, and most Rite Aid outlets will be open.

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  • Retail stores: TK Maxx, Marshall's, Target, Macy's, Staples, PetCo, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kohl's, REI, Burlington, HomeGoods, Gap, H&M, IKEA, Old Navy, Nordstrom, Office Depot and OfficeMax, Tractor Supply Company, Bass Pro Shop /Cabela's, PetSmart and Big Lots.
  • Restaurants: Starbucks, Wendy's, McDonald's, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, IHOP, Dunkin', KFC, Olive Garden (11 am to 10 pm), Cracker Barrel, Hooters, Marco's Pizza, Whataburger, Golden Corral, Ruth's Chris (4 pm to 10 pm), Red Lobster, Longhorn Steakhouse (11 am to 10 pm) and Carrabba's Italian Grill.
  • Grocery stores: Costco, Walmart (6 am to 11 pm), Baker's, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, City Market, Foods Co, King Soopers, Metro Market, Smith's Food and Drug, QFC, Kroger, Mariano's, Pick'n Save, Pay-Less Super Markets, Ralphs, Ruler, Meijer (6 am to midnight), Publix, Trader Joe's, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, ACME, Shaw's, Vons and Tom Thumb, Giant Eagle, Wegman's, Aldi, Whole Foods, Food Lion and Winn-Dixie.

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