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Thanksgiving 2011: What's Open What's Closed in Bellevue

Thanksgiving weekend is a holiday for many in Bellevue. What's open and what's closed?

If you are traveling this Thanksgiving weekend, check out the Washington State Department of Transportation web pages to plan your route. You can expect heavy traffic along I-90 Snoqualmie Pass, US 2 Stevens Pass, Interstate 5 near the U.S./Canadian border and I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma.

Here is a list of what’s open and what's closed:

is closed Thursday and Friday. It will reopen Monday Nov. 28. There will also be a city council meeting Tuesday night.

is closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday.

: Closed Thursday and Friday.

King County government: Closed.

US Postal Service: Closed.

King County Library System is closed Thursday.

King County Metro transit: Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving and the reduced weekday schedule on Friday.

Sound Transit: Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving. Regular schedule on Friday.

King County Transfer Stations (AKA King County Solid Waste Division): Closed on Thanksgiving

State of Washington: Closed on Thanksgiving

State liquor stores: Closed on Thanksgiving

Washington State Ferries: Plan ahead for heavy travel on the ferries.

Federal government: Closed

Banks: Many, if not most, will be closed. Check your local branch.

Express delivery companiesFedEx and UPS will be closed on Thanksgiving and open on Friday.

Garbage and Recycling:

Shopping: Fred Meyer is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. QFC is open until 6 p.m. Safeway is also open on Thanksgiving. For people planning holiday, Best Buy will screen “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” at 9 p.m. for people waiting for the store's midnight opening, and many stores will be open at midnight for the Black Friday rush.

Sources: Government and company websites.

Marlene Joy Meyer November 24, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Thanks. Want to add grocery stores for that last minute needed ingredient. I found out that Safeway is open on Thursday. Now I can make a second pecan pie. Happy T Day!
Venice Buhain November 24, 2011 at 03:15 PM
Thanks, Marlene! That would be important to a lot of people today.... Fred Meyer is also open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. QFC is open until 6 p.m. Can't find hours on Safeway on its website, but my experience has been that holiday hours vary at individual stores.

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