If you are hoping to get some shopping done on MLK Day, Jan. 20, 2014, you will find that most retail stores, including Walmart, Target and most malls, are open for business on Monday.
Most stores are open regular business hours, but it's always best to check. Some retailers, including supermarkets, may have special holiday hours in place, so call ahead before you go. The stock market is also closed for the day.
While Walmart and other stores will be open on Martin Luther King Day, there is no mail delivery, federal offices (like the DMV) will be closed and most banks will be closed on Monday. TD Bank locations are open on the holiday and some banks keep their grocery store branches open for limited hours.
Here’s the list of what is open and closed on Martin Luther King Day 2014:
- Retail Stores and Malls: Most stores are open normal business hours, with a few stores open holiday hours.
- Supermarkets: Most grocery stores will be open on Monday. Call ahead because some are open only until 6pm, others will keep their doors open regular hours.
- Restaurants: Call ahead, but most chain restaurants are open for business.
- Banks: Most banks are closed, but if you are a TD Bank customer, they are open normal business hours. ATMs and on-line banking are an option if your bank is closed. Some banks, including Citizens in Rhode Island, have branches in grocery stores that operate on a Sunday schedule.
- Liquor stores: Most liquor stores are open normal business hours. Small, local stores may have limited hours.
- Mail delivery: No mail delivery in the United States. All U.S. Post Offices are closed for the federal holiday.
- Federal, State and Municipal offices: Closed all day on Monday.
- Schools: Closed
- Libraries: Closed
- Stock market: Closed
- Public transportation: Schedule varies by state, but most are running on a holiday or Sunday schedule.
Learn about the MLK Day of Service here on MLK.gov.