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What’s open Thanksgiving in Whatcom County

People still can grab forgotten ingredients or that last-minute pie at most big grocery stores on Thursday, Nov. 27, but most other businesses and services will be closed on Thanksgiving.

The exceptions, of course, are the stores that have let Black Friday sales creep into Thanksgiving. Many large retailers will open Thanksgiving with big discounts to welcome shoppers. Others will open early Friday for sales.

Many government offices and small businesses will remain closed on Friday.

Below is the status of businesses and services for Thursday and Friday. For those not listed, call ahead.

GROCERY STORES

Haggen: Open regular hours. Some specialty departments such as garden, floral and seafood to close early on Thursday.

The Market, Cost Cutter in Blaine and Ferndale, Food Pavilion in Lynden and Everson Market: Open until 6 p.m. Thursday. Regular hours Friday.

Albertson's: Open until 4 p.m. Thursday. Regular hours Friday.

Fred Meyer: Open until 4 p.m. Thursday. Opens 5 a.m. Friday.

Safeway: Regular hours for Thursday and Friday.

Winco: Open until 3 p.m. Thursday. Opens at 7 a.m. Friday.

Community Food Co-op: Closed Thursday. Regular hours Friday.

Trader Joe's: Closed Thursday. Regular hours Friday.

Everybody's Store: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Regular hours Friday.

OFFICES, SERVICES

Whatcom County offices: Closed Thursday and Friday.

Bellingham city offices: Closed Thursday and Friday.

Bellingham parking meters: Not enforced Thursday or Friday.

Whatcom County Library system and bookmobile: Closed Thursday and Friday.

Bellingham Public Library: Closed Thursday and Friday.

Banks: Closed Thursday, open Friday.

U.S. Postal Service: Closed, no mail delivery Thursday. Regular service Friday.

Garbage: SSC and Nooksack Valley Disposal & Recycling will pick up on regular schedule both days but trucks might be early. SSC offices and transfer station closed Thursday and Friday. Nooksack disposal offices closed on holidays.

Whatcom Transportation Authority: No buses running Thursday. Regular schedule Friday.

The Bellingham Herald: Regular newspaper delivery. Offices closed Thursday. Customer service line, 360-676-2660, open 6:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday only for delivery issues. Regular office hours and services Friday.

Opportunity Council: Closed Thursday and Friday.

Boys & Girls Clubs: Closed Thursday and Friday.

ENTERTAINMENT, RESTAURANTS

Restaurants: Some open Thursday. Call ahead; many require reservations.

Movie theaters: Regal theaters, Pickford and Limelight open Thursday and Friday.

SCHOOLS

Public schools: Closed Thursday and Friday.

Whatcom Community College: Closed Thursday and Friday.

Western Washington University: Closed Thursday and Friday.

Bellingham Technical College: Closed Thursday and Friday.

Northwest Indian College: Closed Thursday and Friday.

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