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Next week, the third Monday in January will mark the nationwide Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration for 2022.

Established as a federal holiday in 1983 and first observed in 1986, the day commemorates the values ​​of ‘courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service that so brilliantly defined ‘Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’ s character, the late wife of civil rights leader Coretta Scott King wrote in The meaning of King’s Day. As a result, many people observe the holiday by volunteering for a day of service.

And like other federal holidays, MLK Day brings some schedule changes for government, banking, and transportation services, though most stores remain open. So, with that in mind, here’s what’s open and closed on MLK Day in the Philadelphia area.

✅ Acme Markets locations will be open normal hours on MLK Day. Check your local store’s opening hours at local.acmemarkets.com.

✅ Whole Foods will be open during regular business hours on MLK Day. Check your local store’s opening hours at wholefoodsmarket.com/stores.

✅ The giant locations will be open at the usual hours. Check your local store’s opening hours at giantfoodstores.com/store-locator.

✅ The South Philly Food Co-op will be open regular hours on MLK Day. Since the end of last month, its hours are from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

✅ Sprouts will be open during its regular business hours on MLK Day.

✅ Trader Joe’s stores will be open according to their usual hours.

✅ Aldi opens its doors at the usual hours on MLK day. Use their store locator at aldi.us/stores/ to check your local store’s hours of operation.

✅ Reading Terminal Market is open normal hours on MLK Day.

✅ Locations that are normally open on Mondays will be open during normal business hours. Check your local store’s opening hours on the online FWGS store locator.

❌ Post offices are closed on MLK Day and the USPS will not deliver regular mail.

✅ UPS and DHL services will operate normally on MLK Day. Most FedEx services will also be, with the exception of FedEx Express and FedEx Ground Economy, which will operate under a modified service.

Most banks are closed on MLK Day, but check with your branch to make sure they are not operating on modified hours.

✅ SEPTA Subways, Trolleys, Norristown High Speed ​​Line and Regional Rail will operate on their normal schedules on MLK Day. City buses will have an alternate schedule and there will be no school service, a representative said. For more details on SEPTA schedules, visit septa.org.

✅ PATCO will operate on its regular schedule on MLK Day, but an on-track work schedule may be in effect for part of the day, a representative said. For the latest schedule updates, see ridepatco.org/schedules/schedules.asp.

✅ CVS locations will operate during regular business hours on MLK Day. Call your local store ahead of time or check their hours at cvs.com/store-locator/landing.

✅ Rite Aid stores will be open for regular business. Call ahead for your local store’s hours of operation or check them online at riteaid.com/locations/search.html.

✅ Walgreens branches will be open during normal business hours. Check your local store’s hours of operation at walgreens.com/storelocator.

❌ There is no trash or recycling collection on MLK Day in Philadelphia. All trash pickups scheduled this week will take place one day later than scheduled

✅ Target locations will be open for regular business on MLK Day. Check your local store hours at target.com/store-locator/find-stores.

✅ Lowe’s stores are open regular business hours on MLK Day. Check your local store’s hours of operation at lowes.com/store.

✅ Home Depot stores will be open normal hours. Check your local store hours at homedepot.com/l/storeDirectory.

✅ The Shops at Liberty Place, Philadelphia Fashion District, Philadelphia Mills, the King of Prussia Shopping Center, and Cherry Hill Shopping Center will be open their regular hours on MLK Day. Note that some individual stores may have altered hours, so be sure to check before heading there.

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