Some businesses will close early Wednesday for New Year's Eve. Many services and small businesses are closed New Year's Day. Here is the status of common services and places New Year's Day; those closing early New Year's Eve are noted. If you're in doubt about a business' hours, call ahead.
Haggen: open 24 hours. Cost Cutter, Food Pavilion: regular hours.
Albertson's: regular hours.
Fred Meyer: regular hours.
Safeway: regular hours.
Community Food Co-op: closes at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Opens at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Trader Joe's: closes at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Closed Thursday.
Everybody's Store: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
OFFICES, SCHOOLS, SERVICES
Whatcom County offices: closed Thursday.
Bellingham city offices: closed Thursday.
Bellingham parking meters: not monitored Thursday.
Whatcom County Library system and bookmobile: close at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Closed Thursday.
Bellingham Public Library: closes at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Closed Thursday.
Banks: closed Thursday.
U.S. Postal Service: closed, no mail delivery Thursday.
Garbage: Normal pickup schedules.
Whatcom Transportation Authority: No buses running Thursday.
The Bellingham Herald: Regular newspaper delivery but office closed Thursday.
Opportunity Council: closed Thursday.
Bellis Fair: open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. JC Penney and Kohl's open at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Kohl's open until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Retail stores: Most open but some smaller ones will not be. Call ahead.
Restaurants: Some open late Wednesday. Most open Thursday. Call ahead.
State liquor stores: closed Thursday.
Movie theaters: open Thursday. Call for show times.
Blockbuster: regular hours.
Hollywood Video: regular hours.
Film is Truth: regular hours.
Trek Video: regular hours.
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