Trader Joe’s Is Changing Its Hours for One Day — For a Good Reason

published Jul 1, 2024
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Trader Joe's Retail Strip Mall Location. Trader Joe's is a chain of specialty grocery stores in the U.S. II
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In my mind, Trader Joe’s can pretty much do no wrong. They have adorable, gorgeous plants, trendy napkins, versatile insulated totes, and, oh yeah, delicious groceries that don’t break the bank. I try to go every week or so to stock up on fresh produce and maybe a Nancy Meyers-approved bouquet, and if you do too, you may be wondering about Trader Joe’s hours on holidays.

With July 4 right around the corner, it’s a good time to find out if they’ll be open or not. After all, many workplaces are closed for Independence Day, and TJ’s typically closes for holidays like Thanksgiving. There’s nothing worse than braving the Trader Joe’s parking lot, only to discover that it isn’t open. But there’s good news for this holiday: According to a store rep, all Trader Joe’s locations will be open until 5 p.m. on July 4, 2024. That means they’ll be closing a little earlier than usual, so be sure to check your local store’s hours before heading out the door.

If you need any last-minute holiday BBQ supplies like turkey patties, olive oil for your grill, a fan-favorite tres leches cake for dessert, or some wine to keep guests refreshed and happy, you’re in luck. And like I said, TJ’s is great for non-edible items, too. Former employees swear by the olive wood cutting boards, waffle-weave kitchen towels, dripless candles, and so many more affordable home essentials.

Even though Trader Joe’s doesn’t have online ordering, they’re opening more than 20 new stores this year, meaning there’s an even greater chance you’ll have one within driving (or even walking!) distance for all of your grocery shopping needs. Some of the new locations include Boylston Street in Boston, and New York City’s Harlem neighborhood.

So whether you’re hosting a Fourth of July get-together, attending a party, or just using the day to go grocery shopping, you can visit your local TJ’s to get everything you need — just don’t be surprised if the parking lot is as busy as usual.