Seniors only: Food stores, retailers change hours

Delaware News Desk
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Business hours around the state have changed in the last few days. This reflects information as of March 20.

Stores with Senior Hours

Acme: Stores will be reserved for people over 60 every weekday from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Closed at 10 p.m.

Dollar General: The first hour of operation, starting at 8 a.m., is dedicated to senior shoppers. Dollar General has roughly 50 stores across Delaware.

Giant: 6 a.m.-7 a.m. every day for seniors and those with compromised immune systems. Stores: Concord Pike in Talleyville; in Bear’s Eden Square; Route 299 in Middletown; Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach; Route 24 in Long Neck; and Route 26 near Ocean View.

Redner’s Warehouse Markets: Those 60 and older, immune-compromised or pregnant exclusively from 6 a.m.-7:30 a.m. daily.

Safeway: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 a.m.-9 a.m. is reserved for senior citizens and other at-risk populations, pregnant women and others with compromised immune systems. Stores: People’s Plaza in Glasgow, John Hunn Brown Road in Dover and Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach.

ShopRite: 6 a.m.-7 a.m. for customers 65 and older and others who are at a high-risk of infection. Stores: in Bear’s Governor’s Square, Route 4 in Brookside, Route 896 in Glasgow, Newport Pike in Newport, in the Brandywine Commons off Concord Pike and South Walnut Street in Wilmington.

Target: The first hour of shopping each Wednesday, starting at 8 a.m., is reserved for vulnerable guests, including the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. All stores closing by 9 p.m. Stores: in the Christiana Mall and the Brandywine Town Center on Concord Pike.

Big Lots: The first hour is for senior shoppers. Hours are 9 a.m. Monday--Saturday and at 10 a.m. Sunday. Stores: U.S. 13 in Dover, U.S. 113 in Milford, Route 20 in Seaford, Governor Printz Boulevard in Fox Point and in New Castle’s Penn Mart Center.

Regular hours

Aldi: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Food Lion: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

Lidl: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Sprouts Farmers Market: The recently opened Sprouts Farmers Market on Concord Pike continues regular hours from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.

Trader Joe’s: Concord Pike near the Delaware-Pennsylvania border, open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. until further notice.

Walmart: Starting March 24, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping every Tuesday for customers 60 and older at 6 a.m. Regular hours 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. each day. Some stores may check IDs.

Best Buy: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starting March 23, curbside pickup and access inside to 10 to 15 customers at a time. Stores: U.S. 13 next to the Dover Mall, in the Christiana Fashion Center and next to the Concord Mall on Concord Pike.

Home Depot: Stores closing daily at 6 p.m. Opening hours remain the same.

Kohl’s: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Stores: U.S. 13 in Dover, Middletown-Warwick Road in Middletown, U.S. 40 in Glasgow, Kirkwood Highway in Milltown and Concord Pike in Brandywine Hundred.

Staples: Weekday hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Walgreens: Most locations 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Brandon Holveck, Delaware News Journal contributed to this story.