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Shop Timings In Your Neighbourhood/city  
User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 959 times:

Guys, I have often heard that shops in some countries of the world close at 5.00pm or 6.00pm. Isn't that a little too early? I live in Dubai and shops/malls here close only after 9.30 pm. Some groceries are even open till 1.00am. I know Dubai is shopping city. But even shops in Bombay remain open till 9.00pm.

Just wanted to know what time do shops open and close in your neighbourhod or city?

Thanks, Olly

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User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Most grocery stores until recently were open 24-7 (many still are) with the possible exception of Christmas day, most malls close around 9, some stay open during busy shopping seasons, a lot of small shops close around 6, but most are open till 8-10.

User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 951 times:
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Where I live, a tiny ass town, the grocery store closes at 6:00pm, and is not open on Sunday's, which is really inconvenient. The Bank closes at 3pm and is open till noon on Saturday's.

User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Most shops and shopping malls here close at 17:00, open at 09:00 Mon-Fri. Thursday is late night shopping, and the malls here in Adelaide are open till 22:00. Movies go on till midnight, but sometimes the movie marathons go on the whole night.

Weekends the malls are open 10:00 - 17:00. Some grocery shops and most gas stations are open 24/7.

It kinds sucks when all the shops close at 17:00 on weekdays...won't have time to do anything as I get back home at 17:30  Sad




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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 941 times:

24/7 here. In Europe, I was surprised to see shops close in the middle of the day. They actually turned customers (and money) away simply because it was 2 PM. They'd open an hour or two later simply to lock up at 5 or 6 PM. What am I not getting here? Most people go shopping after work, so staying open until at least 10 PM makes sense and money.

Mark


User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 938 times:

Europeans have a strong leisure ethic.
180 trillion leisure hours lost to work in 2004 - The Onion  Big thumbs up

[Edited 2005-02-15 07:37:23]

User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11718 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 923 times:

One controversy going on in Portland right now is wanting to develop 4 blocks near downtown and another parcel of land near PDX. They want to put a Home Depot in the space near downtown and IKEA near PDX. Some people think this will drive the mom-and-pop stores out of business. I and some others say since Home Depot and IKEA stay open until at least 9PM, let them build! It is more convenient!

Back to the point: Department stores are open until 9PM and grocery stores until 11PM. Some are open 24/7. WinCo rocks!  Smile

GO CANUCKS!!



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User currently offlineSimo82 From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 920 times:

Here shops close around 19:30 but malls are open till 21 and twice a week till 22...generally closed on Sundays. But I know that this in valid only where I live (Milano area) elsewhere especially in more touristic areas timing are different.

CIAO
Simo


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 915 times:

But even shops in Bombay remain open till 9.00pm
Its 2200hrs nowadays at places & might soon be 24hrs manned by three shifts  Big thumbs up
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1811 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Most shops in Amsterdam close at around 17.00. Most supermarkets remain open till 20.00, while some of them close to the city centre stay open till 22.00. On thursadays , all supermarkets stay open till 21.00.

Most restaurants keep their kitchens open till 21.00, while some are open till 23.00.

As for the pubs in the city centre, they are open till 03.00 everyday. So even if there's nothing to eat, there's plenty to drink  Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3631 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 902 times:

Most grocery stores stay open 24 hours. Walmart and Kmart are always open.

Walgreens and CVS are always open.

Theaters have a showing at 9-10 PM most nights.

The mall closes at 9PM.


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