Open, closed on Easter: Here’s what Florida stores are open for business
bunny with easter eggs on white background

bunny with easter eggs on white background
Some have closed to give associated time at home.

Maybe a family wants to continue the tradition of family feast. Or the Easter Bunny needs somewhere to buy last-minute chocolates to put in a basket. A holiday weekend only heightens the hunger for normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

But where will feed that appetite? Some grocery outlets intend to keep holiday hours this year whether they planned to before the coronavirus of not. But others who have kept essential employees working long hours want to give them a holiday break. Here’s the places keeping the doors open and those turning out the lights on Easter Sunday.

Aldi: Closed

The locations plan to close for Easter as previously scheduled.

BJ’s Wholesale Club: Open

Stores are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Costco Wholesale: Closed

All locations are closed on Easter Day.

CVS: Open

Most locations are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. but pharmacies are closed.

Dollar General: Open

Hours on Easter Sunday vary by location with many open until 10 p.m.

Dollar Tree: Open

Locations will maintain until 8 p.m.

The Fresh Market: Open

The upscale supermarket will be open but only until 4 p.m.

Home Depot: Open

The hardware big box store will maintain regular Sunday hours noon to 6 p.m.

Kmart: Open

Kmart will maintain normal hours on Sunday.

Lowe’s Home Improvement: Closed

In a last-minute change, Lowe’s will give all its associates the holiday off.

Publix: Closed

Stores will be closed throughout the day Sunday.

Sam’s Club: Closed

As previously planned, locations will be closed for Easter

Sprouts Farmers Market: Closed

Locations will be closed for Easter.

Target: Closed

All stores expect to be closed on Sunday.

Trader Joe’s: Closed

All locations will be closed nationwide.

Walgreens: Open

Most locations are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Walmart: Open

But the store has changed its hours amid the pandemic. Neighborhood Markets are open 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., while 24-hour Walmarts are open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Whole Foods Market: Open

Locations will be open regular hours and still open at 7 a.m. for seniors only.

Winn Dixie: Closed

All employees will be off to spend time with families.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • nina

    April 12, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you!

  • .

    April 12, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    You need to fact check yourself. Wal-Mart’s hours are 7 am-8:30pm for the supercenters. Associates don’t really need customers coming up to the doors and trying to force their way in when the store is closed. Despite not being open for business outside of those hours associates are extremely busy trying to clean and stock the shelves during that time… They don’t need interruptions.

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